Hey guys, Jana here,
Syfy is digging their boots into their plans to re-invent themselves in the image of the channel’s origins by going back to offering quality sci-fi programming. More space opera, less sharks in tornadoes, hopefully they continue offering random former TV stars as sacrifice though, that’s entertaining as hell!
The original scripted programming the channel is moving forward with includes Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians‘, ‘The Expanse‘ and ‘Childhood’s End‘, ‘12 Monkeys‘ which is already renewed for a second season,’Hunters‘ (executive produced by Anne Hurd from ‘The Walking Dead‘, ‘Olympus‘, ‘Defiance‘, ‘Haven‘, ‘Z Nation‘ and ‘Dark Matters‘.
Joining that roster is a series based on Aldous Huxley’s novel from 1932, ‘Brave New World‘ and coming from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin banner. BNW has been ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library and is consistently an inclusion on many lists making it a must-read.
Lew Bohem, the writer behind ‘Taken‘, not the Liam Neeson movie of the same name, but the 2002 mini-series starring Dakota Fanning and was the winner of the 2003 Emmy for best miniseries, is up to write the adaptation. Amblin TV co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec produce with Bohem. The story takes place in a utopian world where poverty, war and disease are nonexistent. Humans are genetically engineered in hatcheries and sex is no longer an essential step in creation of life. From here, the humans are placed in a caste system and are given mind-altering drugs, prolific access to sex and rampant consumerism are all mainstays of the environment. Anyone who has trouble conforming are forced onto reservations until one day one of those nonconformists challenges the system threatening to tip the entire social order off its axis. This time-tested novel will be a perfect addition to Syfy’s changing landscape of network offerings.