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Syfy Orders High-Octane Grindhouse-Style Blood Drive Series!

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Syfy and Universal Cable Productions are bringing the grindhouse into our homes with Blood Drive, a high-octane series given a 13-episode order by the network and produced by UCP.

According to the press release, Blood Drive is ‘set in a near-apocalyptic future’ and ‘centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race.’

For further details, follow the jump.

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Syfy’s Pilot Incorporated Casts Leads!

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Sean Teale (above), Georgina Haig and Eddie Ramos will star in Syfy’s futuristic pilot, Incorporated – set in a world where corporations are pretty openly in charge.

Teale stars as Ben, a young executive who risks everything to save the woman he loves. Haig play Laura, Ben’s plastic surgeon wife and aughter of Ben’s boss. Ramos plays Theo, dweller in the poverty stricken Red Zone – and may have, or lead to, a connection with Ben’s past.

Incorporated comes from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. For more, follow the jump.

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Is Full On Cray!

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Everyone who can guess all the ridiculous cameos in Sharknado 3 gets a shiny penny. Is it ok for me to hate this because I was cut out of the crowd scene for my movie debut? Gah! Damn you Director Anthony C. Ferrante! I’m glad I didn’t have that Sharknado 3 party, or I’d feel like Kevin Costner must have when he first saw The Big Chill. Anyhoo, SyFy’s new summer tradition returns for another round of, nonsensical insanity. Is that even a thing? Sharknado 3 throws any pretense of being a serious movie out the window with the opening homage to Bond movies.

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Video: Lavalantula: Police Academy 7?

LAVALANTULA -- Pictured: (l-r) Michael Winslow as Marty,   Steve Guttenberg as Colton, Marion Ramsey as Theodora -- (Photo by: Jason Lester/Valiant Days Distribution/Syfy)
LAVALANTULA — Pictured: (l-r) Michael Winslow as Marty, Steve Guttenberg as Colton, Marion Ramsey as Theodora — (Photo by: Jason Lester/Valiant Days Distribution/Syfy)

Syfy’s Lavalantula – which airs on Saturday, July 25th – is not only the network’s latest over the top, campy horrorfest, it’s also a reunion for several members of the Police Academy movies of the ’80s – with star Steve Guttenberg leading the charge.

Check out the video, after the jump, in which Guttenberg talks about getting so many Police Academy veterans back together.

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Three Bumped Up To Regulars for 12 Monkeys Season Two !

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Barbara Sukova (left), Todd Stashwick and Emily Hampshire (right) have been promoted to regular status on Syfy’s hit series 12 Monkeys.

Sukova plays time technology creator Dr. Jones; Stashwick is Deacon, leader of a vicious gang of Scavengers, and Hampshire is Jennifer Goines, the mentally unstable key to the 12 Monkeys conspiracy and the fate of the world.

12 Monkeys begins production on season two on July 14th in Toronto. The 13-episode second season will premiere on Syfy in Winter 2016.

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Syfy Launches Expanse Virtual Reality App With Google Cardboard!

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Syfy has announced a virtual reality app for its new series The Expanse utilizing Google Cardboard to allow viwers to immerse themselves in the universe of the show.

13,000 Cardboard Readers will be given away at Comic-Con in Syfy’s The Expanse Cafe. Follow the jump details.

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Orange is the New Dark Matter?

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Syfy’s Dark Matter – from John Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (various Stargate titles) – will guest star Ruby Rose, who was featured in the latest season of  Orange is the New Black, on its July 24th episode.

Rose will play Wendy, an entertainment android who may be more than she seems. Follow the jump for more.

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Sfyy Sets 6 Panels For San Diego Comic-Con International!

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Syfy will host six panels at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2015 – including two exclusive screenings for Dominion and new, epic series, The Expanse (followed by a panel with the show’s executive producers and cast – moderated by the writer of the novels).

Other panels will include: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (writer, director, cast), Childhood’s End (screenwriter and stars), 12 Monkeys (executive producers and cast) and Z Nation (executive producer, writer-producer and cast).

Check out the times and places following the jump.

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Syfy Adapting Dan Simmons’ Epic Novel Hyperion!

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Dan Simmons’ epic sci-fi novel Hyperion is being developed as an event series by Syfy. Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips (22nd and Green) will executive produce with Graham King (GK Films).

Boardwalk Empire’s Itamar Moses will write the series.

The story follows seven pilgrims who set out on a quest to find the answers to the ‘unsolved riddles of their lives’ – just as the entire galaxy sits on the verge of Armageddon. For further details, follow the jump.

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Magically Modern Trailer: The Magicians!

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Syfy’s The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Trilogy, has released a pretty cool trailer.

Set in the present, the story follows Quentin Coldwater who discovers and enrolls in the secret Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York.

Check out that pretty cool trailer after the jump. Season one of The Magicians goes into production in Vancouver in July.

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Spielberg, Amblin Television Bring Brave New World To Syfy!

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The last time Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television and Syfy collaborated on a project it was for the Emmy-winning miniseries Taken.

Now they are working on an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel, Brave New World – to be written by Les Bohem – who wrote Taken – penning the script.

Set in a seeming utopian world where there is no war, disease or poverty, Brave New World posits a system where those who do not conform are sent to ‘reservations’ while those who do are rewarded with mind-bending drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism. Then it ask if the price paid for this utopia is too high.

For further details, follow the jump.

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