Universal Cable Productions’ second annual Pitch Fest has yielded two potential series from writers Erin Wood and David Merritt II.
Futures is centered around five brilliant millennials, who discover they are each owned by private shareholders who are banking on their future.
The Haints is a gritty sci-fi thriller set in the early 90’s where six African-American teens are implicated after a white female classmate goes missing.
Wood and Merritt’s pitches were selected from a field of over 1400 ‘diversity targeted submissions.’
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Universal Cable Productions has announced a slate of developing programming that looks to be pretty powerful: Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle, Hugh Howey’s Sand, Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan, Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light and Welcome to Hitchcock – a series inspired by the great filmmaker.
Also, this week, UCP is showcasing a wealth of programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 including 12 Monkeys, Blood Drive, Channel Zero, Colony, Happy!, The Magicians, Mr. Robot and Psych: The Movie.
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Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment have renewed their first-look deal
The companies announce developments of several projects – including Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT, Jennie Wood’s Flutter, hit podcasts Tanis and The Bright Sessions – for television.
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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.
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Channel Zero: Candle Cove wound up on a number of Best of TV lists last year, earning it a second season – No-End House, which will premiere in October.
Today Syfy and Universal Cabel Productions announced the horror anthology series has been picked up for two more installments.
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Universal Cable Productions has announced its Second Annual Pitch Fest – to be held in April.
The idea behind the pitch fest is that it’s an open forum for undiscovered storytellers looking to pitch the next great television series.
“Diversity is central to our Pitch Fest theme this year, as we continue to seek out voices that can authentically portray the world that surrounds us,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, Universal Cable Productions.
For information on how to apply to take part in this year’s pitch fest, read on.
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Syfy and Universal Cable Productions are bringing the grindhouse into our homes with Blood Drive, a high-octane series given a 13-episode order by the network and produced by UCP.
According to the press release, Blood Drive is ‘set in a near-apocalyptic future’ and ‘centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race.’
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Dan Simmons’ epic sci-fi novel Hyperion is being developed as an event series by Syfy. Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips (22nd and Green) will executive produce with Graham King (GK Films).
Boardwalk Empire’s Itamar Moses will write the series.
The story follows seven pilgrims who set out on a quest to find the answers to the ‘unsolved riddles of their lives’ – just as the entire galaxy sits on the verge of Armageddon. For further details, follow the jump.
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Syfy’s adaptation of the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys has succeeded in earning a second season. The network announced today that it has ordered a second season to air in 2016.
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Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper) will be adapting Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo-winning sci-fi novel Spin as a six-hour miniseries for Syfy. Spin is the first part of a trilogy that also includes Axis and Vortex.
The novel has a young scientist attempting to save humanity from impending apocalypse via a black cloud that has blanketed the planet, blacking out the sun and stars.
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