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.
It’s the 25th Anniversary of the birth of Syfy and what do you do when there’s a big anniversary? You celebrate!
Syfy’s celebration includes: a 15-part podcast series, SYFY25: Origin Stories, hosted by Adam Savage, and premiering on September 8th; the fomation of the Advisory Council of Leading Voices in the Genre (already including names like Carlton Cuse, Grant Morrison and Patton Oswalt); the return of Battlestar Galactica to Syfy linear and video on demand platforms on September 22nd, a SYFY25 Screening Series; a partnership with Reddit, and FANfare On-Air and Online as the network puts the spotlight on its fans.
Syfy has unveiled its Fall and Winter schedule – include premiere dates for its adaptation of Grant Morrision’s graphic novel series Happy! and Alan Tudyk’s web series Con Man.
Happy! follows ex-cop-turned-hitman Nick Sax, 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.
Con Man follows the journey of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk), a washed-up, former sci-fi celebrity who revisits his glory days on the convention circuit.
Premiere dates were also set for season two of Channel Zero: No-End House, season four of Z Nation, season two of Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, superstition and Face Off spin-off Game Face.
Game Face is a new special effects makeup competition with a nasty spin. For seven weeks, former Face Off all-stars will face off each week, with multiple challenges, reveals and eliminations every week.
Face Off’s McKenzie Westmore will host.
Game Face will premiere on Tuesday, August 22nd (10/9C).
The master of all things genre, writer/composer/director John Carpenter has signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions that will see him create, develop and executive produce projects with UCP for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment as well as other networks and streaming services.
UCP and Carpenter are already in development on “Tales for a Halloween Night” for SYFY. Based on Carpenter’s award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve finished reading.