Roland Emmerich Planning ‘2012’ Sequel as TV Series Called ‘2013’

When I first read this, I thought it was a joke. How do you have a sequel when you destroy the world? Let the post-apocalyptic fun begin.

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Just seconds after telling us that he makes disaster movies because he hates sequels, director Roland Emmerich spilled all about his new ABC TV series 2013, that picks up after the waves part. It sounds epic. Spoiler warning.

At the end of 2012 the cast members who have survived the massive floods and volcanic destruction on Earth head over to Africa, the new center of the world. What happens next has just been picked up by ABC as a television series that Emmerich is helping out with. We got the chance to find out more about his post-post-apocalypse series at the 2012 press day. (More on

Here’s the 2012 trailer, yeah, I’d want to be alive after this happens…

  • Birgitte

    I've read this on a number of web sites and the comments from readers were mostly against the idea of a TV series. Sometimes movies are better left as movies. And some movies are better made differently.

  • Anonymous

    If it has a feral boomerang kid and gyrocopters, I’m sold.

  • Dumbsaint

    If it has a feral boomerang kid and gyrocopters, I'm sold.