I don’t know about all science fiction fans, but I’m blown away by how many scripted genre projects Syfy is bringing to the development table. The effectiveness of the final products remains to be seen, but the network continues to aim high by adding to its slate John Scalzi’s Hugo Award-nominated Old Man’s War and its sequel novels.
Zombie baby! Z Nation's trailer really went there! The video above made its grand debut last night during Syfy's premiere broadcast of the highly anticipated Sharknado sequel. Z Nation is Syfy's new 13-episode series, due to arrive this fall.
One of the network’s more questionable original tales is the bounty hunter adventure Killjoys, which just found its three lead characters in Aaron Ashmore (Smallville), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers and Sisters) and Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour). Will these three have enough chemistry to make you want to follow them all over the universe?
For better or worse, Season 7 kicks things off in an unpredictable way by adding a new judge and some unneeded gimmicks to ramp up the pressure on the 16 contestants vying for the top prize.
First impressions? This doesn’t look much different from any other dark drama out there right now, and it’s in dire need of Brad Pitt talking about plagues of madness. But it could be a lot worse.
There's nothing quite like the sound of an inspirational speech delivered by Ian Ziering that includes the words "I've been eaten." Sharknado spoiler alert: He has. It's that kind of life experience that may prove especially useful to the New Yorkers featured in Sharknado 2: The Second One. There's a storm brewing and it's full of sharks! As the trailer advises, forget the umbrella, grab a chainsaw!
There's a storm coming to New York and it's full of sharks! Syfy gave us a look at their upcoming Sharknado followup Sharknado 2: The Second One, which teaches a harsh lesson to some city commuters about the dangers of subway-riding during a Sharknado. We also get to see some tension between Sharknado returner Ian Ziering and Mark McGrath's character, who's apparently trying to date Fin's sister. Drama!
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.