Syfy has announced two new miniseries in development.
A four- hour miniseries based on “Ringworld” by Larry Niven. In it, a team of explorers journeys to the farthest ends of space to investigate an artificial habitat a million times the size of Earth. They find the remains of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries shedding light on the origins of man and, more importantly, possible salvation for an ill- fated Earth.
The book is being adapted by Michael Perry (“The River,” “Paranormal Activity 2”). It is a co- production of MGM TV and UCP. MGM is the lead studio, and William S. Todman Jr. and Edward Milstein will executive produce.
Arthur C. Clarke’s “Childhood’s End” follows the invasion of Earth (peacefully) by mysterious Overlords, which ends all war and makes the planet a near- Utopia. (Hmmm…)
Michael De Luca (“The Social Network”) produces with UCP.
Other previously- announced longform projects for Syfy include Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle,” Stephen King’s “Eyes of the Dragon” and “Darkfall.”
Syfy has also renewed “Being Human,” which is one of the network’s youngest (and most female- skewing) scripted dramas, for a fourth season. The third season’s finale was on Monday.