Loyal sci-fi fans tend to follow their favorite actors to other projects (just ask Nathan Fillion or his legion of supporters), so the team behind Matthew Spradlin’s Bad Kids Go To Hell might have just made a very beneficial casting decision.
According to a report on BigFanBoy, the adaptation of Spradlin and Barry Wernick’s cult graphic novel currently filming in Texas has added Farscape and Stargate SG-1 star Ben Browder to an ensemble that already includes ‘80s holdover Judd Nelson. The casting of Breakfast Club star Nelson is a nod to the story’s roots, as Bad Kids follows a gaggle of snobby high schoolers who are getting picked off while attending detention one afternoon. Browder would play the janitor, who ends up having an important role in the proceedings (though we’ll avoid spoiling the fun for you).
But will it amount to more tickets being sold? Time will tell. There isn’t a more devout audience than sci-fi patrons, and several will show up to support Browder just because of his work in the beloved Farscape. Browder also has an excellent reputation for interacting with fans at numerous conventions, another sidebar quality that’s only going to help boost his reputation in this close-knit community. But if Bad Kids doesn’t connect with a larger audience through sharp writing and solid casting in the roles of the bratty teens, this will be more like Joseph Kahn’s dreadful Detention and less like Heathers.
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