Sci- fi is headed back to Starz.
“Human Error,” which the premium cable network is developing, is a drama taking place in the near future where “synthetics” (artificial humans) are being phased in with the civilians.
Philip Gawthorne, a British screenwriter/ playwright will write the project. Adam Schroeder (“Chronicle,” “Zoolander,” “Truman Show”) and Bryan Zuriff (“Ray Donovan”) will executive produce.
If the project is ordered to series, it will be Gawthorne’s first U.S. TV show. He is currently having sci- fi project “Assimilation Protocol” and romantic comedy play “Modern Life is Rubbish” being developed for the big screen.
Starz lately has been ramping up its original programming, which is especially key as the network will lose its stockpile of Disney movies in 2016. Starz will launch four or more scripted projects in 2013. They included “Spartacus’” last season; Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s “Magic City’s” season two; “Da Vinci’s Demons” (a period drama) and “The White Queen,” a limited series with Janet McTeer.
“Incursion,” a sci- fi action thriller from Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”) is also being developed by Starz. It is about a group of soldiers warring against hostile aliens.
Gawthorne has representation by CAA and Fourth Floor Productions.