Syfy’s Helix is spreading its contagion – currently shooting Season Two in Montreal, the how has added Steven Weber (Falling Skies, Dallas) and Matt Long (Jack & Bobby, Mad Men) to its cast.
In Season Two Dr. Alan Farragut’s team investigation of a new disease on a Windjammer cruise ship leads them to cult that hopes to create a utopian society. Weber will recure as Brother Michael, the cult’s charismatic leader while Long plays the newest member of the CDC team, Dr. Kyle Sommer. for further details, check out the press release after the jump.
Face Off’s judges – Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page – are well known in the industry, which is what makes their work on the show important. If they approve of a new talent, that person stands a good chance of cracking the big time.
But! We’ve never seen them do what they do best on the show. On September 2nd, the trio of make-up masters go head-to-head for charity. For this special competition, each judge will team up with two Face Off competitors to create a brand new work of make-up spectacle. In keeping with the season’s theme of Life and Death, each team will create two characters, one ‘pure and pristine’, the other ‘evil and twisted.’ The winning team will not only win a cash prize for their chosen charity, they will win $5,000 for their teammates.
Face Off: Judge Match airs on Tuesday, September 2nd at 9/8C.
Syfy has signed Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen and Safe House producer Scott Stuber to develop Ghost Brigades, an epic military sci-fi series based on the ‘Old Man’s War’ series of books by John Scalzi.
The series follows John Perry who, at age 75, volunteers to join the Colonial Defense Force to get a new body and fight the ongoing war for humanity to win a place in the cosmos. His new body is engineered to withstand the rigors of interstellar war – and is green (boy, do I hope they keep that bit!). This would be Scalzi’s second potential series in two years – FX is working on developing his sci-fi satire, Redshirts.
As a fan of the books (Old Man’s War, Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale, The Human Division), I would love to see this go to series. Follow the jump for more details.
The folks at SyFy Channel have always tried a tad too hard to come up with that one, cheesy, cult classic that they could milk for years to come. They had Dinosaurs, Tarantulas, Big Foot, Piranhas, and more. It took the old standby Sharks to give them their hearts desire. Who knew Sharknado would take the world by storm and become the movie everyone talked about at last year’s Comic Con? SyFy’s brilliant marketing campaign kept people talking about it months after it initially aired. Can the sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One bite again?
Syfy’s Television adaptation of 12 Monkeys will begin production in Toronto on August 6th with two new cast members: Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire.
Noonan will play the ‘mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys,’ while Hampsire will be Jennifer Goines, ‘a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the key to unraveling the mystery of the 12 Monkeys locked away in her head.’
12 Monkeys is scheduled for a January, 2015 premiere. For more, follow the jump.
New York is under attack by a Sharknado and only Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox can save the day! I had a chance to catch up with the cast and Director Anthony Ferrante of Sharknado 2: The Second one to chat about the franchises enormous success, the power of social media and taking on those damn sharks in the city that never sleeps. Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres Wednesday, July 30 at 9PM (ET/PT) on Syfy.
Killjoys, a co-production between Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions, has cast Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane for the space opera that revolves around three fun-loving, hard-living bounty hunters in a distant system on the brink of war.
The series comes from the producers of Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl. That suggests an intriguing mix of elements – and a series that will probably begin by jumping into the deep end (remember the premiere of Lost Girl?).
Production begins on the 10-episode, one-hour series on August 5th with the series premiere in 2015.
Syfy’s The Expanse – based on the international best-selling series of novels – has found its leading man/world-weary detective in Thomas Jane. Jane will play Detective Miller, ‘a native of “the Asteroid Belt” between Mars and Jupiter.’ He works for ‘a corporate security force operating as the law in The Belt,’ who is placed in charge of a search for a missing heiress.
The Expanse, described as a 13-episode space opera, will premiere in 2015. For more, check out the press release after the jump.
Syfy is attempting something that one of the Big Four couldn’t do – adapt Lev Grossman’s best selling fantasy The Magicians for TV. Prime Suspect’s John McNamara will write the script with Supernatural’s Sera Gamble.
The one-hour drama series would follow a group of twentysomethings who, while studying magic in New York City, discover that the imaginary world they read about as kids is real – and poses a danger to our world.For more details, follow the jump.
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Syfy’s new zombie series, Z Nation has cast Harold Perrineau (Oz, Lost), Tom Everett Scott (Southland, Beauty and the Beast) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural, Legit) as part of the show’s ensemble cast – along with Michael Welch (Joan of Arcadia. Twilight Trilogy) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show).
In the series, a group of everyday folks from New York must transport the only survivor of a zombie plague to the last functioning viral lab in California in hopes of creating a vaccine. Z Nation is set for a fall release. For more, check out the press release after the jump.