Roland Emmerich confirms plans for a 2012 TV show

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Roland Emmerich's already controversial world-destroying movie 2012 isn't even in theaters yet, but there are reports he's mulling a follow-up TV show called 2013.

How can there be a follow-up show to a movie about the end of the world, you ask? (Spoilers ahead!)

Well, according to CinemaBlend, there are some survivors, and the show would pick up their story:

As speculated, the new series will be called 2013 and will focus on the aftermath of the cataclysmic events of the film. With the world in disarray, it's time to rebuild. Emmerich says it's "not the bright happy future everyone was imagining" when the film ends. Instead, things look bleak. But this is humanity, so of course we can rise up from this.

Emmerich will reportedly model the proposed show on Lost and the sci-fi action movie District 9: big casts, complex storytelling and a gritty, realistic style.

Keep in mind this is all pie in the sky, since the movie's not out yet and could tank. Also, name a TV show based on a sci-fi movie that managed to be a big hit, besides the Stargates. Anyone?

2012 opens Nov. 13.