Syfy Plans ‘Warehouse 13′ Steampunk Spin-off Starring H.G. Wells

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warehouse 13 spin off hg wells Syfy Plans Warehouse 13 Steampunk Spin off Starring H.G. Wells

Syfy’s popular Warehouse 13 is getting a sister series, based on female version of famous novelist H.G. Wells. Yup, that’s science fiction for you.

The new show is in the script stage at the moment, with Warehouse 13 executive producer Jack Kenny writing. The show would take place during Wells’ lifetime and utilize the popular steampunk aesthetic.

In the storyline of Warehouse 13, Wells was something of a phony, and his sister Helena was both a brilliant scientist and a talented writer. She allowed her brother to take credit for her works to avoid scorn from the male-dominated society of the late 1800s. (One wonders what Marie Curie and Mary Shelley would have to say about that.)

The Helena Wells character has been featured in six Warehouse 13 episodes so far, using her futuristic inventions to both aid and flummox the Warehouse team. Wells is played by Jaime Murray, whom Dexter fans will recognize as Season 2′s love interest and villain, Lila. It’s not known if Murray would reprise her role in a new series.

jaime murray hg wells warehouse 13 Syfy Plans Warehouse 13 Steampunk Spin off Starring H.G. Wells

Warehouse 13's HG Wells, Jaime Murray

Warehouse 13 is Syfy’s most popular original series, regularly scoring more than three million total viewers for new episodes. With the end of Stargate and Battlestar Galactica on the rocks after Caprica, the network could use a new franchise, and Warehouse 13 seems to fit the bill.

The unnamed spin-off wouldn’t be Syfy’s only show inspired by literary greats. Back in February the network secured the rights to Among the Spirits, a period piece/buddy cop show about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle teaming up with Harry Houdini to solve crimes.

Then there’s ABC’s Poe project, which sets the grisly poet on the same investigative task, and NBC’s Fables, which pits the legendary Brothers Grimm against all manner of mythical monsters. The next year or so should see at least one or two of these projects come to fruition.

Warehouse 13 is preparing to start its third season in July. The new season will consist of thirteen episodes, and considering the crossover with Syfy’s Eureka last year, fans might be in for an even more expanded role for Wells this season. Bones pulled off a similar trick when it fit the pilot for The Finder into its sixth season.

Warehouse 13 premieres July 11th at 9PM on Syfy.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Nice…….

  2. looking forward to decent shows to show back up and SYFy really need to look at the current slate cause it kinda suxs, I also thought battle star was coming back this year,. As far as the other shows such as Fables, and Poe, I really dont see a point considering they more then likely will not make it through their first seasons

  3. I love warehouse 13 but I i don’t think I’d like a show based solely on H. G.’s character. The chemistry between Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly is part of the reason I watch the show

    • I also like warehouse 13, good stories, but a bit corny.

    • How can you stand the relationship yes we have one but the dumb characters complete stupidity in every way

  4. Jamie Murray was excellent on Dexter and I would certainly watch her as HG.

  5. Well, in a week of some of my favorites getting axed on various networks, at least this is good news, since I’m a big fan of Jamie’s…and that was before Dexter. I don’t see why she wouldn’t get the part—that’s the point of a spinoff show with an established character, isn’t it?

  6. Steampunk is still fairly hot, so this show might have some potential, especially if we can see the predecessors of the Tesla and Farnesworth devices, difference engines and god-know-what else.

  7. Would be interesting new season Wearhouse13. But with H G Wells included. I loved her character and I discovered an actress. She is amasing. I love her friendship with Myka and the team with Pete and Myka .. time to time .

  8. I want Warehouse13 back how it is. With HG and Mika and Pete!
    Would be wonderful an Warehouse12 with HG Wells the starring .. BUT ONLY IF Jamie Murray acting!!! I dont want to see another actress in her role!! She is amasing in this role. If Jamie Murray refuses to act maybe in my opinion do not ruine the character of HG !!! this role is based on Jamie Murray energy and vision even she acting a role! And by the way whole internet fans MIKA/HG will be dissapointed! Me too, I think!

    • have you seen season 3 last episode it was shocking to say the least season 4 i hope the team can recover with mrs.fredrick gone petes mom steps up and fills her shoes

  9. im looking forward to warehouse13 season 4 after the demise of what had happened i think we are in for a big surprize time is on the teams side

  10. Only one thing confuses me. What does she actually do on the show.

  11. I want h.g. to stay on warehouse 13 for season 4

  12. I hope the brilliant writers noticed how much rating boosted up WH13 since HG’s appearance. so, it’s so much cooler if HG stays as an agent as well (Wells!) I love Mika-Pete team-up but w/ HG alongside, made it a power-up combo! plus let’s all admit it, HG-Mika team-up brought the show a huge interesting spice that most fans of the show (including me) waits to each episodes every week that HG will show up… And to be honest whenever I watch the DVDs of season two and 3,S02-E07,-E10,-E11,-E12,S03-E05,-E11-E12 where my favorites. I’m sincerely hoping that those extremely genius writers of WH13 will consider the HG-Mika-Pete. And please let it be Jamie Murray cause she brought H.G. Wells to life! Wonderful actress! truly an asset well aside of course from Joanne Kelly and Eddie McClintock! :-*

  13. According to the web page it’s been one year since spin-off post about Jaime Murray’s H.G. Wells character (Warehouse 13).

    …so ….I’m watching the new Syfy series Defiance looking at one of the regular stars of the show, her character being a sexy albino-like woman named Stahma Tarr. Me being impressed, I look up the name of the actress playing Stahma Tarr. And whoa!! (I had no clue) …guess who? …it’s Jaime Murray…

  14. I would not mind the spinoff of HG Wells because I am so tired of Peter and Mika day of the stupidest people ever written into a show I mean complete idiots all the time and I supposed to be professionals I’m sick I just can’t handle it anymore it’s a stupid show somebody needs to know about this right is need to rewrite the characters make them a little bit bad*ss

  15. Cool, but it looks like they don’t realize the plan.

  16. A story based on Warehouse 12 – i really like to see this!