Syfy Orders Superhero Pilot ‘Three Inches’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 9:42 am,

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Those who are of the mindset that there aren’t enough superhero series on television are in luck, as Syfy announced that they’ve ordered a pilot for Three Inches, a show that takes the traditional superhero drama and puts a twist on it. While I’m sure they’re referring to the plot, I’m hoping that the twist is that it’ll actually be good.

Created by Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks) and Bob Cooper, Three Inches centers around an underachiever who acquires the ability of psychokinesis, but, as the title suggests, is only able to move objects a distance of three inches. Gifted with a lackluster superpower, he decides recruit others who have also received “super” powers like his own to form a rag-tag team of not-so-superheroes.

Mark Stern, executive VP of development for Syfy considers Three Inches “a fun, smart, offbeat spin on the superhero genre. It’s a very postmodern approach, with a really wonderful, tongue-in-cheek script.”

Instead of committing to a set number of episodes, Syfy has decided try out the series as a 90-minute pilot, which will most likely be presented as a television movie. While Three Inches sounds like a show that would get picked up, Syfy has been pretty unpredictable when it comes to picking up series presented as television movie events – even if they end up being good (The Lost Room).

From the looks of it, Syfy seems to be pretty pumped-up about the superhero genre; if for some reason Three Inches doesn’t perform as expected, they’ve already got another superhero pilot, Alphas, ready to go.

Can this be true? Is someone actually creating an entertaining superhero drama? After having to suffer through Heroes for the past three seasons, I’m ready to start enjoying superhero programming once again. I’m glad that Syfy is throwing their hat into the ring. I’m excited to see it.

Whether any of these shows can hold up after the first season is the real question…

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What do you think of Syfy’s new superhero drama(s)? Are you ready for something new or has Heroes beaten you down so far that you’ll stick with that show until it’s canceled?

No dates have been announced, but if all things go well, expect to see Three Inches premiere this fall on Syfy.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Offbeat spin? Making a comedic super hero show / movie is pretty much the norm. It seems as though the writers can't figure out how to write good plot involving people with powers so they inject comedy. Weak.

  2. This sounds like Mystery Men except it is the origin story. To further comment on Chad's posting, it seems the writers use the Mystery Men formula when they can't figure out how to write a good plot involving people with powers.

  3. Bob Cooper actually /= Stargate's Robert C. Cooper

  4. It's too bad they don't show english superhero dramas… you'd LOVE misfits… it's like the first season of Heroes!

  5. They should call it ” Mystery Men: The Series” that was the first thing that came to mind while reading the post. Does any one know when Warehouse 13 is returning?

  6. They should call it ” Mystery Men: The Series” that was the first thing that came to mind while reading the post. Does any one know when Warehouse 13 is returning?

  7. This sounds like it’s going to be a great show. I can’t wait to see it.

  8. I can’t wait to see it. Would love to see this show make it so we can see Kyle Schmid on a weekly basis.

  9. Hi,

    I would love to watch this show, because I love Kyle Schmid. And many other women too, I think. It will be great.

  10. Can’t wait to see the show on air! All the Kyle Schmid- and James Marsters-Fans are dying to see it! ;)

  11. Hey,
    Not usually a sci-fi geek but the Three Inches movie was fun to watch and left me wondering if it was a pilot to a tv series. Normally on an Australian synopses it says pilot but in this case it didn’t. The ending of the movie however, does leave you feeling as if there is more. So much so that I had to look it up. Please let it make it to Australian television whatever you do?
    Look forward to seeing Three Inches soon.
    Apparently a sci-fi geek now!
    Thanks lol_el