Pilot Picks: Syfy (2015)

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Drama / Science-Fiction

Incorporated

  • Set in a future where companies have unlimited power, it tells the story of executive Ben Larson, forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cutthroat corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system — with deadly consequences.

Actor: Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert

Status: Not known yet


The Magicians

  • Based on Lev Grossman’s fantasy book trilogy, it revolves around a group of New York twentysomethings who, while studying magic, discover the fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and poses a grave danger to humanity.

Actor: Jason Ralph

Jason Ralph

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air January 26th, 2016


Blood Drive

  • Set in a near-apocalyptic future, it centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Picked up to series


Wynonna Earp

  • A modern supernatural Western, it follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings and uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice.

Actor: Melanie Scrofano

Melanie Scrofano

Status: Picked up to series


Hunters

  • The series stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife. Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) will play Regan, who is one of the government’s most valuable operatives and may be keeping secrets of her own.  Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) portrays McCarthy, an unhinged junkie and Hunter cell leader.

Actor: Julian McMahon

Julian McMahon

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air sometime April 2016


The Expanse

  • A thriller set two hundred years in the future, ”The Expanse” follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Actor: Steven Strait

Steven Strait

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air 14th of December


Childhood’s End

  • Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

Actor: Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Status: Picked up as mini-series, first episode will air 14th of December


Krypton

  • Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Not known yet


Brave New World

  • Is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one of these “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Picked up to series

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