Ghosts, Trans-Humans and KGB Agents on SyFy Development Slate (Exclusive)
This story originally appeared in the Nov. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Coming off its most-watched third quarter ever, Syfy has decided to pile on the drama. The NBCUniversal cable network known for such shows as Alphas, Haven and Warehouse 13 is developing scripted projects featuring ghosts, trans-humans and KGB agents:
Based on the Oni Press comic series, the drama revolves around a female KGB agent and a male American weapons inspector who form an unlikely partnership when a deadly force is unwittingly unleashed in Siberia. The CBS Studios project counts Brett Matthews (Supernatural) as a writer and executive producer, with Andy Bourne and Eric Gitter on board as EPs.
The Fox TV Studios project centers on a cop who becomes a ghost after his violent death. The only person who can help close his last case is a socially awkward man who realizes that the hallucinations he's had all his life might not be a figment of his imagination. David Slack (Person of Interest) will executive produce and pen the script with Gabrielle Stanton (Haven). Scott Rosenberg and Robert Cort are attached as EPs as well.
Untitled Robert H. Wolfe Project
The drama from Universal Cable Productions is set in a postwar era in which a newly formed Unity Democracy orders a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans to lead the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order. The project hails from Wolfe (Alphas), who is attached to write and executive produce.