Syfy Announces New Projects From Folks Behind Pushing Daisies, The Walking Dead, and Smallville
It Came From Outer Space
Come with me, into a world of infinite possibilities. No, not the genre of science fiction. No, not the actual future lineup of the Syfy channel. This is just the projects that Syfy has announced it is putting into development, which means that they’ve got writers and producers and maybe directors and if everything miraculously works out, the channel might some day do something as awesome as Battlestar Galactica ever again.
That’s what I mean by infinite possibilities.
Among the seven projects announced there are a few that particularly caught our attention. High Moon, for example, has already been ordered to pilot stages. It’s being executive produced and written by Bryan Fuller, the guy that every Pushing Daisies fan wants to see get a solid job going, and concerns the colonization of the moon. Humanity discovers aliens living there and “chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion,” so, basically, a Bryan Fuller series.
Orion, which would be a lady-led series about a “relic hunter” looking for valuable artifacts as well as the secrets to her own past is still just in development. So, okay, yeah, that’s a bit cliche, but it’s set during an intergalactic war between humans and aliens where Orion, that lady-lead, must “decide whether to use her abilities to save herself or commit to the cause and unearth long hidden artifacts that could free all of humanity from a horrible fate.” There’s potential for some kind of alien Lara Croft with Chosen One powers there, and that’s something I’d absolutely watch. Ron Milbauer and Terri Hughes Burton of Alphas are all ready to write and produce.
Sojurn is about the first space-mystery, I suppose, on a starship on a generational journey to colonize another planet. A “vast conspiracy” ensues and you should probably forget about any Space Mutiny jokes because the thing’s being written by one of the guys from Smallville. The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd has another space conspiracy-type project with Clandestine, a story about “a clan of bandits” who must take refuge in the derelict starship of their enemies, and then masquerade as them in order to not be destroyed. Of course, until they discover a “shocking realization” about the “good guy” organization they’re pretending to be a part of.
To take a look at all the projects Syfy just announced to be in development, check The Hollywood Reporter.)