Post-apocalyptic society is becoming a recurring theme at Syfy. With Defiance set to return this Thursday night, it's particularly fitting that Dominion would be paired with it. Dystopian backdrop aside, Vaun Wilmott's new series veers far more toward supernatural than it does sci-fi, in its focus an impending celestial battle between good and evil, with mankind trapped in the middle.
If you were wondering what more of this alien populated, wild west of a world looks like, you do get a taste of the outside world during the premiere, but Defiance spends most of its first three episode reestablishing patterns and returning its characters to their former roles.
We’re super excited for Syfy’s return to spacefaring miniseries with the upcoming thriller Ascension, and we’ve been eagerly anticipating some more casting news to prove that the project isn’t just some Megashark-induced fever dream. Thankfully, Cougar Town’s Brian Van Holt is joining the previously cast Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) for a lead role.
The Wil Wheaton Project finally answered that big question, what if The Walking Dead had an 80s-style opening theme? The video above has been making the rounds since Wil Wheaton's newsy Syfy talk show The Wil Wheaton Project made its debut, and it cleverly presents The Walking Dead as your typical 80s drama or sitcom, complete with a smiling cast... covered in blood, killing zombies and trying not to die.
This weekly round-up of sci-fi, horror and fantasy news has been billed as “The Soup for geeks,” and it’s almost impossible to summarize it any better. Just like The Soup, this series’ mileage may vary depending on your tolerance for goofy humor and the jubilance of Wheaton.
Syfy may not always have the best eye for original content, but the network sure knows how to replicate a successful venture. This time, they’ve taken an idea from Discovery’s playbook and are using the concept behind the channel’s successful Shark Week to bring even more eyeballs to—you guessed it—Sharknado. Here’s what you need to know about Syfy’s upcoming “Sharknado Week.”
Let's hope Wil Wheaton is better at hosting his own show than he is at voicing a trailer! We have full confidence that he is, and the above preview actually does a fine job of celebrating the kind of nit-pickiness that all geeks should appreciate on some level or another, right? Geeks are inheriting the earth, and that includes pop culture.
Syfy's making a bit of room for swords, sandals and a lot of bloody action. The network announced today that they've acquired the basic cable rights to all 39 episodes of the Spartacus series, which originally aired on Starz.
Syfy revealed the very first trailer for the series, which offers a chilling look at the alternate reality behind the central concept. At least, it offers a vision of what the show might look like, since I’m not sure if everything in this trailer is actually from the show.
As zombie dramas go, the direct approach to undead drama seems to be covered pretty thoroughly by The Walking Dead. So other networks looking to take a bite out of the genre need to offer a little something extra, beyond the sight of rotting corpses trying to eat people.
President Dave Howe is looking everywhere for source material, and three of the latest projects on the horizon all come from the comic book world.
If you're casting a role described as "beautiful, manipulative and dangerous," Tricia Helfer would be a pretty ideal candidate for the part. See her performance as Six in Battlestar Galactica for evidence of that. So, it's particularly fitting that Helfer should return to Syfy for a "beautiful, manipulative and dangerous" role in the cable channel's six hour event series Ascension.
Syfy and The Asylum wore their gimmicky intentions on their sleeves by making it clear the whole point of this sequel is to take the action to a different city, which is no surprise, since the only thing that Sharknado 2 is accomplishing is moving the characters from Los Angeles to New York.
Last Spring, Amazon Prime secured a deal with NBCUniversal that included exclusive streaming access to Syfy's futuristic drama series Defiance, which they promised would be made available to their Streaming subscribers sometime early this year. And sure enough, Defiance has arrived!
You know how Syfy has spent the last decade or so replacing most of the science fiction in its library with paranormal investigators, cryptozoological mash-ups and Being Human? That’s all changing in the coming year, and network president Dave Howe's most recent brilliant decision was giving a 10-episode order for The Expanse, an adaptation of James S.A. Corey’s acclaimed space opera.