For all of you lucky enough to get the Sundance Channel, it looks like you’ll have an interesting series next year. "Black Swan Rising" is going to debut in 2009 and it’ll follow Johnny Weir as he skates toward the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
I think Weir is the perfect subject for a television show like this. Since it’s on Sundance it will hopefully not be just another exploitative reality show – maybe it'll be a bit more of a balanced documentary-style presentation. And Johnny seems very open with interviewers and television crews, so he’ll probably be right at home chronicling his road to the Olympics. I’m very excited about it and a little bit jealous…but perhaps the show will be looking for a recent journalism school graduate with documentary experience to join the production team (hint, hint!!!).