SCI FI sets the record straight on Tin Man TV series

(From left) Alan Cumming as Glitch, Raoul Trujillo as Raw and Neal McDonough as Cain in Tin Man

Is the SCI FI hit miniseries Tin Man going to become a regular series?

Despite reports to the contrary, SCI FI's executive vice president of original programming, Mark Stern, said that there have been discussions with the creators about exploring the story and characters further, but no deals have been made.

Stern made the comment after Tin Man star Neal McDonough told reporters at the press junket for his new film, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, last week that SCI FI was going ahead with a series.

"I had the great fortune to play Wyatt Cain in Tin Man, and that could have been my favorite performance of anything I've ever done," McDonough said. "That was a character that was really close to me. ... I would certainly like to back and visit a guy like Wyatt Cain again, whether it's the series, which we've talked about, or just to explore. ... My characters, the characters that I like to play, are in the gray area. I think we all live in a gray area. ... So to go back and play someone on the nicer side of life, I think that's the next thing I'm going to do."

Tin Man, produced by RHI Entertainment and SCI FI, was an epic re-imagining of the classic Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It broke channel records when it premiered on Dec. 2, 2007, becoming the most watched program in SCI FI's history.

McDonough is currently playing the nefarious Dave Williams on Desperate Housewives and Bison in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which will be released Feb. 27.

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