Wasteland picked up by Showtime Next

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com May 02 2001 12:00 AM ET

Wasteland, a series depicting post-collegiate life for a group of six friends—one of whom is gay—has been picked up to run in its entirety on the cable network Showtime Next, which is targeted to viewers 18 to 24. The show initially had a short run on ABC. Wasteland is the creation of gay director Kevin Williamson, who is also responsible for both Dawson’s Creek and the Scream films. The cast includes Marisa Coughlin (Teaching Mrs. Tingle), Rebecca Gayheart (Scream 2), Sasha Alexander (Man on the Moon), Brad Rowe (Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss), Eddie Mill (Dawson’s Creek), and Dan Montgomery (Little Death). The series will begin to air in June and will include 10 episodes not seen before.