“Granite Flats” is about to go mainstream.
The 1960s Cold War-era drama, which boast name stars including Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”), indie fave Parker Posey (“Waiting for Guffman”) and George Newbern (“Scandal”), moves to Netflix this Friday after spending its first two seasons on BYUtv — the satellite and digitally-distributed network owned by Brigham Young University.
“I’m aware of the fact that Chris [Lloyd] could go to a Comic-Con on the weekend playing Doc Brown and make more money than I’m paying him for three weeks of work,” says executive producer Scott Swofford. “He’s not doing it for the money but he really loves the material and the character.”
(Netflix also bought the show’s previous two seasons, which will also be available Friday.)