Back in early June we broke the news
that Persons Unknown
, NBC's summer drama, was being planned for a DVD release from Fox Home Entertainment. No package art was available at the time, but today one of our industry contacts forwarded the below image to us, having gotten it from the password-protected Fox retailer site. We asked our retail friends if the schedule there still showed the originally-announced August 17th
street date for this 4-disc set, and they confirmed that it does.
We're not certain if that date is going to hold up, though, because this 13-episode production is currently projected to air on NBC through early September! Also, Amazon's pre-order listing (see button link below) shows August 31st as the ship date, which is closer to the broadcast of the series finale...but it's still very strange that it would precede it! Stay tuned and we'll update you if we hear of any formal changes to the DVD street date. Also of interest is the fact that the DVD clearly shows a formal home video title of "Persons Unknown - The Complete 1st Season
"; gee, we thought it was a one-season story! Despite NBC moving the airings from Mondays to Saturdays, perhaps it's been successful enough to warrant a second run? We'll see! Our thanks to our contacts "in the biz" for all of their help, on this and every other story we bring you.