I love Terry Gilliam’s movies but, somehow, I’d never seen 12 Monkeys until about eight weeks ago. Once I did, I had a bad feeling about Syfy’s adaptation (Fridays, 9/8C) – a feeling that wasn’t totally dispersed by the first two episodes on the screener that the network sent, but enough so that I’m looking forward to the next five episodes on a second screener set that arrived a couple days ago.
Sharknado is the gift that just keeps giving – and both Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April.
Anthony C. Ferrante will direct from a screenplay by Thunder Levin.
Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper) will be adapting Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo-winning sci-fi novel Spin as a six-hour miniseries for Syfy. Spin is the first part of a trilogy that also includes Axis and Vortex.
The novel has a young scientist attempting to save humanity from impending apocalypse via a black cloud that has blanketed the planet, blacking out the sun and stars.
For further details, follow the jump.
Oscar-nominee Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) and Syfy are developing 51st State, a one-hour drama about a futuristic prison society.
In the future, with the American prison system stretched to the breaking point, the country purchases Greenland and shifts its prison population there.
Borten is writing the pilot. He, Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Katherine Pope (New Girl) will executive produce. For further details, follow the jump.
The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson will be a guest judge on the third episode of this season of Face Off (Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C). Hutcherson was no doubt chosen to guest judge because of his Hunger Games character, Peeta Malark, who turned out to be a master of disguise in a memorable sequence the franchise’s first film.
Hutcherson’s episode of Face Off will air on Tuesday, January 27th. Other guest judges include make-up legend and seven-time Oscar®-winner, Rich Baker; two-time Oscar®-winner for Production Design, Robert Stromberg; actor Doug Jones Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth); horror legend Clive Barker, comics artist and Images Comics founder, Todd McFarlane, and more. Follow the jump for more.
Syfy is developing a ‘groundbreaking new unscripted series called Hackers.’ The series will take viewers inside the world of hacking and reveal the secrets behind some of the greatest cybercrimes of all time.
The series will be developed in partnership with Reality Television (Catfish: The Series) For more, follow the jump.
Syfy has cast their 13-episode scripted series called Dark Matter, based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers for the Stargate franchises).
Dark Matter is the story of the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memory of they are or how they get there.
The cast includes: Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight) with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).
The series is produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl. Production begins January 7th with Summer 2015 launch planned. For more, follow the jump.
Syfy’s Helix took a cool story – an outbreak scenario – and turned it on its head in its season. For Season 2, Dr. Alan Farragut’s team is going to learn that there’s even more weirdness lying in wait as Ilaria, the company that owned Arctic Biosystems has tentacles that reach further than anyone could have expected.
Helix, Season 2 premieres on SyFy on Friday, January 16 at 10/9c. For more, follow the jump
Syfy’s three-night event series Ascension (9/8C) premieres tonight and continues through Wednesday. It’s the story of a generation ship that was launched in the early 1960s, taking a selection of humanity to a new home on a planet orbiting Proxima – because the ship’s creator/architect was convinced that the Cold War was about become hot and destroy the Earth.
It’s also the story of that man’s son, in the present, trying to preserve his father’s legacy. It’s also a serious mindbender of a concept – with one helluva twist.
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into this journey, a young woman is murdered. As unrest starts to develop, it causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. This mystery drama comprised of 6 one hour long episodes. The show is created by showrunner/executive producer Philip Levens and Adrian A. Cruz. Al Sapienza plays Councilman Rose, one of the leaders on the ship. I had the chance to chat with him about Ascension which premieres on Syfy on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c.
WTF? Holy crap! Syfy and Warner Brothers are teaming up to bring us a brand new television show about…..KRYPTON! Yes the place that gave us Superman. This will be either incredibly cool or a disaster of epic proportion, either way it should be great television. I mean we don’t know much about Krypton, so they’ll have a lot of leeway in f’ing with Superman’s history. Jor-El better be a dick in this. I’m sure somehow Zod will be the hero of the show for at least the first few seasons. I bet SyFy Presy Dave is walking around the offices with his pimp stick this week.