Earlier this week we reported on a few new scripted series coming soon to the Syfy channel but the network also has a few reality shows in the works you might be interested in. One centers on cosplayers, the other is basically the Real World with geeks.
Hollywood generally knows what geeks like to watch but they aren’t so sure geeks will like watching other geeks. It all depends on how they’re presented of course. Beauty and the Geek cast the most stereotypical light on geekdom whereas the more recent King of the Nerds was a little broader in choosing their cast members. So it’s surprising Syfy has chosen to embark on not one but two new geek reality shows. Here are their descriptions from the official press releases:
Cosworld (working title) – Premieres Tuesday, August 27 at 10PM (ET/PT) – Cosworld is a tantalizing six-episode docuseries that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition. The series follows some of the hottest cosplay stars as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country. The show dives deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. These individuals will constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prize and the chance to become a cosplay legend. Production company: 51 Minds, an Endemol Company. Executive producers: Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.
And the second:
Fandemonium (working title) – Premieres Fall 2013 – From the producer of Jersey Shore comes Fandemonium – a six-part docuseries that celebrates the incredibly unique, often misunderstood, and infinitely fascinating fan girl and fan boy culture. Living together in an LA apartment complex, a tight-knit group of pop culture-obsessed fans continue to find their place in the world and flourish, thanks to their passions and personalities. Whether it’s being first in line for the latest blockbuster, making a lasting impression upon getting the chance to meet their heroes, or just figuring out how to balance their passions with making a living – when these friends get together, it’s flat out Fandemonium. Production company: 495 Productions. Executive producer: SallyAnn Salsano.
Coincidentally enough, I know folks involved in both of these projects so I’m extra interested to see how they turn out. Do they sound like something you’d watch?
(via The Futon Critic)