Syfy developing two miniseries

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.

- Being Human (US)
- Syfy

Written by: KurtK26
Apr 11th, 2013, 9:38 am

Images courtesy of Syfy


Message Posted On Apr 12th, 2013, 9:46 pm
Cannot wait to see Larry Niven's “Ringworld” adapted to the screen! (It has been well over a decade since I read it, but I remember it fondly.) *** I also agree, nice to have some hardcore, actual-science-based scifi, even from that wimpy-slash-trash'y channel (re)named syfy. Perhaps (hopefully) an indication that they are ready to abandon their all-(bad)-style, no-substance re-branding. (I, for one, was crushed when Stargate Universe was canceled after season 2, and that's from someone who never even watched any of the other Stargates -- sure, I can get my dose of Robert Carlyle with 'Once Upon a Time,' and fantasy is real good, too, but it just isn't the same!)

Message Posted On Apr 11th, 2013, 11:55 pm
Call me old fashioned but I miss space shows like Babylon 5, Star Trek, Stargate, Andromeda, Galactica etc. dearly. But my faith in SyFy is extremely limited to say the least. They just won't commit the resources required to make such a show a lasting success. BSG was, for all intends and purposes, an accident for SyFy. Something they were unable to reproduce, even within the same franchise. I kinda wish HBO or Netflix would do a proper space show but that's just old fashioned me beeing unrealistic. There is no audience for space shows anymore :(

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Message Posted On Apr 11th, 2013, 11:21 am

Nice to see they're actually making some actual Sci-Fi (even space opera based, albeit not much actual space in either mini-series)

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