Dark Matter (Syfy, 10/9C) started off with a space vessel with a crew of six who couldn’t remember who they were. Before the premiere had ended, they’d learned that they were – with one notable exception – wanted mercenaries with extremely bad records.
Since then, the series has been about them learning who they are now – and that’s not necessarily the same as who they were before someone hacked their stasis pods to wipe their memories. Now, in the season’s antepenultimate episode, we learn that there may be a great deal more to learn about them – as the Rasa has been taken over by mercenaries who look to double their take by collecting the bounties on them. Oh, and Two has been spaced.
Syfy’s Incorporated – the first television series from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street Films – has added three quality genre veterans to its cast: Dennis Haysbert (pictured – 24, Now and Again), David Hewlitt (Stargate Atlantis, Dark Matter) and Ian Tracey (Wayward Pines, Continuum).
Set in a world where corporations run everything, Incorporated follows an executive, Ben (Sean Teale, Reign) who must change his identity to infiltrate a cutthroat world to save the woman he loves.
Haysbert plays Julian, Head of Security for one such corportation, SPIGA – he’s part investigator, part Torquemada (so, scary!). Hewlett plays Chad, a SPIGA executive who has risen through the ranks by sucking up to superiors and taking credit for the work of those below him. Tracey is Terrance, a corrupt businessman who may become a threat to Ben’s plans for SPIGA.
Frederik Pohl’s classic novel Gateway is being developed by Syfy as a scripted one-hour drama series.
In Gateway, humanity’s first first encounter is with a mysterious, alien race – The Heechee – through the discovery of ancient artifacts, which sets of a ‘gold rush’ searching for advanced alien technology.
Gateway is n Entertainment One (eOne)/Universal Cable Productions co-production with Battlestar Galactica’s David Eick and GvsE creator Josh Pate set to adapt. For further details, follow the jump.
Syfy’s The Expanse – based the on the series of novels by James S.A. Corey – will launch with a two-night premiere on Monday and Tuesday, December 14& 15 at 10/9C, following which the show will air on Tuesdays at 10/9C.
The series follows a classic hardboiled detective with a difference – he was born on Mars. When and a rogue ship’s captain investigate the disappearance of a young woman, it leads them to a conspiracy of interplanetary proportions.
The Expanse stars Thomas Jane and Steven Strait. For further details (cast list, fuller plot descriptions, etc.) follow the jump.
Syfy has announced the premiere date of its six-hour event series Childhood’s End.
The story of a peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlord who promise an end to poverty, illness and war – but insist on hiding their appearance, and their ultimate plans for our planet – is adapted from the classic Arthur C. Clarke novel.
Childhood’s End will premiere on Monday, December 14-16 at 8/7C. Follow the jump for plot synopsis, cast list and more.
Syfy’s alien abduction series Hunters – based on the Whitley Strieber novel Alien Hunter (above) – has begun production in Melbourne, Australia.
The series follows an FBI agent as he is recruited into a secret government unit tasked with hunting a shadowy group of terrorists – who might not be human.
Hunters is executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd and 12 Monkeys’ Natalie Chaidez – and stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) as Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck). Hunters will premiere in 2016. For more, follow the jump.
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.
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.