A four-hour miniseries based on Larry Niven’s Ringworld, and Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End from producer Michael De Luca join the Syfy development slate announced today at its upfront presentation in NY. The network’s previously announced longform projects include Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle, Stephen King’s Eyes Of The Dragon, and Darkfall.
The network also said today it is renewing its drama series Being Human for a fourth season. The Season 3 finale aired Monday.
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In Ringworld, a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth. Michael Perry (The River, Paranormal Activity 2) is adapting the book. The project is a co-production of MGM TV and UCP, with MGM as lead studio; William S. Todman Jr. and Edward Milstein are exec producers. Childhood’s End follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near-utopia. De Luca (The Social Network) is producing with UCP.
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Being Human is one of the network’s youngest- and most female-skewing scripted dramas, with the just-completed Season 3 averaging 1.8 million viewers and 1.1 million adults 18-49. The Muse Entertainment production stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as vampires who struggle to suppress their supernatural secrets and temptations and live their lives as close to normal as possible.
BBC America announced today debut dates for the final season of Being Human and the new zombie mini-series In The Flesh later this year. Both shows will be part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturday block. Still full … Read More »
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The current series of BBC Three hit Being Human, about a trio of supernatural roommates, will be its last. The characters will face the Devil himself in the program’s “apocalyptic … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Coming off two seasons on Nikita, Xander Berkeley is set to recur on the upcoming third season of SyFy’s Being Human. In an eight-episode stint, Berkeley will play Liam, the father of Brynn (Tracy Spiridakos) and Connor (Jon Cor) who is seeking answers for what happened to his children and also seeking to wipe out the vampires that remain. A brute with charisma and chilling elegance, he will be both enemy and father-like figure to Nora (Kristen Hager). For the past two seasons, Berkeley played villain Percy on the CW’s Nikita. The 24 alum, repped by Domain and Mosaic, will also appear in the feature Small Time, the directorial debut of 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, and will reprise his starring role in the second season of the Hulu Web series The Booth. Read More »
The US version of the BBC series Being Human returned to BBC America on Feb. 25. While that continues its run, a fifth season of the original UK series has been commissioned.
New York – Monday, March 26, 2012 - BBC AMERICA announced today that award-winning and critically-acclaimed Supernatural Saturday series, Being Human, written and created by Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who,Torchwood), will return for a fifth season. The unconventional trio of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost will live on as six more episodes have been commissioned for BBC AMERICA and BBC Three in the UK next year.Being Human is produced by Touchpaper Wales, a Zodiak Media Company, for BBC Cymru Wales and BBC AMERICA. The fourth season is currently premiering as part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturdayprogramming block.
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Four episodes into Being Human‘s second season, Syfy has renewed the drama series for a third with a 13-episode order. To date, Season 2 is running 27% higher in adults 18-49 and 5% in total viewers vs. last season. … Read More »