SyFy Channel Adds 4 Awesome Shows to it’s Catalog
The SyFy Channel always has seen mixed reviews for it’s inability to deliver in the Sci-Fi genre it serves but things seems to improve a lot now. I mean, have you’ll seen Dark Matter & Killjoys — these shows are currently ongoing and deserve a look.
We have seen that Sci-Fi didn’t work all that great on big screens, I mean movies like Ex Machina, Chappie and Self/Less have barely made a mark, even big titles like Jupiter Ascending, Tomorrowland and Mad Max: Fury Road had a tough time. On the flipside Sci-Fi TV Shows did a satisfying business and you know it.
This week Syfy Channel unveiled the launch dates for TV adaptations of two epic science fiction books and has also greenlit the development of two other new TV series based on classic sci-fi novels.
First two shows titled Childhood’s End (based on the acclaimed Arthur C. Clarke novel) and The Expanse (based on a book series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, under the pen name James S. A. Corey) will debut this December.
The later two shows are still in development and are Gateway, based on an award-winning novel from Frederik Pohl and Hyperion by Dan Simmons.
Childhood’s End will start airing from December 14, and is directed by Nick Hurran (Sherlock) and adapted by Matthew Graham (BBC’s Life on Mars).
It’s a six hour miniseries that follows the story about Earth invaded by Aliens. The invasion unlike what you think, is peaceful and Humans are promised better life but is that really what those Aliens invaded Earth for? I mean, there has to be a cunning hidden motive behind it.
The Expanse will also start airing from December 14 but unlike Childhood’s End this will have 10 Episodes. This series is directed by Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Criminal Minds). What’s interesting about this series is that it has already been renewed for a second season even before it’s debut, so I guess this is going to be awesome.
Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows police detective Josephus Miller, ship’s officer Jim Holden and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace across the System and the survival of humanity.
On Wednesday SyFy announced about developing two new shows, Gateway being one of them. Battlestar Galactica’s David Eick is responsible for adapting script while Josh Pate will be behind the production minds.
“In Gateway, humanity discovers an asteroid teeming with the long abandoned spaceships of an advanced alien race – the Heechee – setting in motion a gold rush for alien artifacts and technology,” Syfy wrote in their announcement Wednesday. “The ships are preprogrammed, transporting their voyages to distant worlds of riches – or certain death.”
“Set on the eve of Armageddon with the entire galaxy at war, ‘Hyperion’ is the story of seven pilgrims who set forth on a voyage to seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope and a terrible secret — while one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands,” as stated by Syfy Channel representatives.
The adaptation will be produced by American Sniper’s Bradley Cooper, joining Cooper as executive producers will be Graham King (Argo, The Departed) and Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Boardwalk Empire writer Itamar Moses will be penning the script.
With SyFy getting serious about Sci-Fi (Ironic), and with other TV Networks joining the flock, it sure is a treat for all us Sci-Fi lovers out there.