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Syfy Orders 'Town of the Living Dead,' a 'Clone' Drama & More

 

Syfy Orders 'Town of the Living Dead,' a 'Clone' Drama & More

 

And the Syfy news just keeps on coming!

Thanks in large part to Syfy's Upfront presentation, which will be held later today, the network is unveiling a slew of new projects it has lined up for its dedicated fans in the very near future.

For starters, TVLine reports that a comedic docuseries titled 'Town of the Living Dead' will be making its way to the Syfy network later this year and will chronicle the endeavors of a small town in Jasper, Alabama as a film crew attempts to make an indie zombie movie.

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Here's the overall premise of the series: For six years (and counting), the residents of Jasper have labored to complete 'Thr33 Days Dead,' which is based on a local urban legend and centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama. Premiering Tuesday, Oct. 7, 'Town of the Living Dead' will follow the intrepid (and motley) crew of amateur filmmakers as they struggle against every obstacle imaginable to lock a final cut of their film, with hopes that it someday will become a bona fide movie.

Other exciting news for Syfy:

TheWrap exclusively reports that the network is developing a Robert Kirkman ('The Walking Dead')-produced series adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel series 'Clone.' It will follow a retired soldier, who gets drawn into a vast conspiracy after he finds his home burglarized by his very own clone.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reveals that the cabler is also developing adaptations of Frank Miller’s DC Comics series 'Ronin' (as a miniseries that centers on a legendary warrior trying to avenge his master's death) and Oni Press’ 'Letter 44' (which involves a POTUS’ discovery of a NASA-supervised alien construction project in outer space).

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Per DeadlineSyfy has picked up the Canadian-produced adventure drama 'Killjoys' (from 'Lost Girl' creator Michelle Lovretta), which follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters who are sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war.

Additionally, the site reveals that network is developing a miniseries based on Jonathan Hickman’s 'Pax Romana' graphic novel, which centers around a Special Forces team that travels back in time to Ancient Rome on the eve of World War III to “fix” the future by altering the past. Furthermore, Syfy is also working on a series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s 'The Magicians' fantasy novels, which focuses on a group of twentysomethings in New York who study magic and discover that the fantasy world they read about as children is real and poses a grave danger to Earth.

And finally, per AdWeeka green light has already been given to a third 'Sharknado' film to air in summer 2015, with 'The Second One' now bowing on July 30 of this year.


Details
Show:
- Killjoys
- Clone (US)
Network:
- Syfy

Written by: Kelly Schremph
Apr 30th, 2014, 2:56 am

Images courtesy of Syfy

Anonymous

Message Posted On May 20th, 2014, 4:26 pm
>> "'Clone.' It will follow a retired soldier, who gets drawn into a vast conspiracy after he finds his home burglarized by his very own clone." That sounds oddly (ha!) like the Dean Koontz novel "Mr Murder". "But maybe Martin’s imagination is a bit too vivid… One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children—and his life."
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