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.
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).