November 21, 2013 3:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Chuck's' Chris Fedak Developing Haunted House Drama at Syfy
Chuck co-creator/showrunner is Chris Fedak is heading to Syfy.
The writer/executive producer is developing mystery thriller The Woods for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama centers on a young woman who returns to the mysterious wooded mansion her sister disappeared from when they were girls, only to learn that the sinister beings that took her are still there. Fedak will executive produce the drama alongside Liz Phang (90210, My Generation, Hung, The Ex-List), who will pen the script. Amblin TV's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are also on board to executive produce the drama, which hails from Universal Cable Productions.
For Fedak, the drama marks his latest sale following the conclusion of NBC's Zachary Levi-starrer. In addition to The Woods, Fedak is also developing an untitled mystery organ donor drama at NBC with Legendary TV and last year reteamed with Fake Empire's Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein for an adaptation of Midnighters set up at Fox.
Syfy, meanwhile, also has an adaptation of Beowulf in the works from 1408's Matt Greenberg, as well as pilots 12 Monkeys -- based on the Brad Pitt-Bruce Willis feature -- and Legion adaptation Dominion in the works. The cabler's development slate, under new exec vp original content Bill McGoldrick, also includes Bryan Fuller's High Moon and Gale Anne Hurd's Hunters, among others.
Fedak is repped by WME, UFUSE and Bloom Hergott. Phang is also with WME.