As Haven’s final episodes run down, William Shatner is joining the show in a recurring role that has a four-episode arc. Naturally, his character is pivotal and has the potential to affect the town an its fate.
Haven (Syfy, Fridays, 7/6C) reaches its mid-season finale on December 5th – by which point, Mara’s endgame will be revealed.
The show’s final 13 episodes will air in 2015. For further details, follow the jump.
Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey is being adapted as a TV miniseries for Syfy by Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions company.
Per the Syfy press release, 3001 is “an epic story of a man lost in time. Arthur C. Clarke’s final Odyssey book resolves the tale that was begun in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Beginning with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body, floating in space, 3001: The Final Odyssey offers an extraordinary range of complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals and dark, thematic meditations on the final fate of all Humankind.’
No premiere date has, as yet, been announced. For further details, follow the jump.
Who doesn’t like a good adventure thriller about time travelling? Inspired by the classic blockbuster film of the same name, this show explores the provocative story of a time traveler from the future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day. He has a mission – locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. “12 Monkeys” makes its series premiere on January 16, Friday at 9pm ET/PT.
Syfy’s next big event series, The Expanse, has begun production with a 2015 premier scheduled. Based on the series of novels by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pseudonym James S.A. Cortey), who will be executive producers on the series. The Expanse follows the investigation of a missing woman – that turns into ‘a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
The series stars Thomas Jane (Hung) and Stephen Strait (Magic City) as, respectively, a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain. Oscar®-nomine Shoreh Agdashloo and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) will be among the guest stars of the first season. For more, follow the jump.
Syfy has announced 13-episode orders for a tenth season of Ghost Hunters and a fourth season for Paranormal Witness. Details follow the jump.
Syfy will be airing original TV movie Mutant World on Saturday, November 8th.
The film, which had its world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival last month, is about a group of survivalists who emerge from their bunkers after ten years to find the world overrun with hideous mutants.
Written by Matthew Campagna and directed by David Winning (Andromeda, Blood Ties), Mutant World stars Kim Coates (Falling Skies), Holly Deveaux (Hemlock Grove) and Ashanti (Army Wives, Resident Evil: Extinction.
For more, follow the jump.
Best known for his ultra-pragmatic Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones and fresh from his appearance as the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold, Charles Dance has been cast as the alien overlord, Karellen, in Syfy’s upcoming event series, Childhood’s End.
Based on the classic novel by Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End is planned for a 2015 release. The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran an Emmy nominee for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nominee for Doctor Who. Details follow the jump.
Adam Copeland/Edge® will be reuniting with his lifelong friend and fellow WWE® superstar, Christian® for three episodes of Syfy’s Haven.
When Dwight (Copeland) finds himself in a romantic quandary, he turns to his oldest friend, McHugh (Christian) for advice – and as McHugh advises him the one arena, the two consider joining forces to defend the Troubled town of Have.
Christian debuts McHugh in the episode Chemistry on Friday, November 28th (7/6C). For more, follow the jump.
Just in time for the seventh season finale of Face Off (Tuesday, October 28th, 9/8C), Syfy has announced the series will return for its eighth season on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (9/8C).
In a nifty twist, three previous champions will return to select teams – which they will then coach for entire season. For further details, follow the jump.
Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, veteran writers/producers from the Stargate franchise, have sold a space opera, Dark Matter to Syfy. The series will be produced through Prodigy Pictures whose Lost girl is about to enter its final season on the network.
Based on their Dark Horse Comics graphic novel, Dark Matter details the circumstances in which the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. The series is planned for airing in 2015. For more, follow the jump.
For the town of Jasper, Alabama, getting their horror movie, Thr33 Days Dead has been a kind of nightmare – they’ve been working on it for six years – but on two November episodes of Syfy’s Town of the Living Dead, Japer will welcome the maker of another kind of nightmare: Robert Englund, the original Freddy Krueger.
Englund will appear in the episodes airing on November 11th and 18th, as the Thr33 Days Dead team ask him to inspire director Jim Ware to carry on after some recent setbacks.
Town of the Living Dead airs on Syfy, Tuesdays (10/9C). Details follow the jump.