Syfy and USA Network – the exclusive on-air and VOD homes for the Wizarding World in the US – will air the complete Harry Potter saga over the Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend.
From Friday, July 13th to Monday, July 16th, the networks will air all eight Harry Potter films – with fans who watch the saga unfold on Syfy getting a sneak preview of the Season 3 premiere of Wynonna Earp.
Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning director Anthony Hemingway will direct the premiere episode of the Syfy and USA Network’s adaptation of The Purge.
The series has also added two actors to the cast: Gabriel Chavarria (“East Los High”) is set for the role of Miguel, who is a US Marine with a hard edge and a noble mission; and Jessica Garza (“Six”) will play the role of Penelope, who belongs to a Purge-worshipping cult.
Syfy has renewed its darker than dark comics adaptation Happy! for a second season.
Based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name, HAPPY! follows Nick Sax (Meloni) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Oswalt).
Happy!’s first season finale airs on Wednesday, January 31st (10/9).
SYFY has announced a series order for Nightflyers – based on the novella by George R.R. Martin.
Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain — in the hope of making contact with alien life.
Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
The only way a Grant Morrison comic could ever possibly work on television would be if he directly involved – his work is just not in the purview of the average (or even quality) TV writers/producers.
Happy! Was developed by Morrison and Brian Taylor (from the graphic novel by Morrison and Darick Robertson) – who just happens to be one of minds behind the Jason Statham hit Crank. It’s a writing marriage made in every heaven and several of the seven hells.