The genre network has posted its highest third-quarter ratings in history, and to celebrate, it has announced it will be bringing in three all-new original programs: Ghost Projekt, Seeing Things and an untitled drama from Alphas creator Robert H. Wolfe.
Ghost Projekt comes from the Oni Press graphic novel of the same name by creators Joe Harris and Steve Rolston. The supernatural spy series centers on KGB agent Anya Romanova and U.S. weapons inspector Will Haley, as the two are forced to work together after a dangerous Cold War-era secret weapon falls into the wrong hands at a remote Siberian research facility. The series will be produced by CBS Studios with Supernatural writer Eric Matthew writing and producing, while Andy Bourne and Eric Gitter of Showtime’s upcoming The Damned are onboard to executive produce.
Next, under the working title Seeing Things, will come a series eerily reminiscent of Syfy’s proposed reboot of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). After a cop meets with a violent and tragic end, he comes back in spectral form determined to solve the last case he was working on. Sadly, the only person who can see the ethereal detective is a socially awkward man wracked with hallucinations he now realizes may not be a figment of his imagination.
David Slack (Person of Interest, Teen Titans) will serve as producer and writer on Seeing Things with Haven producer Gabrielle Stanton. Meanwhile, Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) and Robert Cort (Arachnophobia) will executive produce.
Finally, there is the untitled and ambitious sounding interstellar series from Robert H. Wolfe. Blending a number of sci-fi concepts, the series focuses on the burgeoning Unity Democracy, which sends a group of humans and trans-humans aboard the Starship Defender to bring order and law to the various worlds across the universe. Wolfe is already attached to write and executive produce.
Mark Stern, Syfy president of original content, made the announcement by saying, "This broad-based slate, from top-notch talent in the creative community, will enable us to build upon the strong foundation of our current hit scripted series to provide Syfy viewers with the next generation of imaginative entertainment."
Leading the way for Syfy’s success was late summer's combination of the aforementioned Haven, Warehouse 13, Eureka and Alphas – with the freshman series about a team of superpowered individuals getting an early order for a second season. The network will be looking to match, or better those numbers come January 19, when the supernatural co-habitants of Being Human return for a second season, followed by the premiere of the Canadian import, Lost Girl.
Screen Rant will report with updates on all of Syfy’s new series, as more news develops.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter