The schedule at Syfy couldn't be more star-studded this fall, with Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Robert Zemeckis (Back the Future) all prepping series for the network.
We heard about Ronald D. Moore’s Helix series a while back, and now the Thing-esque project about a team of scientists at an Arctic base trying to save the world from annihilation has officially been picked up to series. Look for it later this year.
Bryan Fuller is developing the quirky, high-concept series High Moon, which will follow several lunar colonies planted by Earth governments. But things go haywire when scientists discover a new form of life on the Moon, and all sides will be scrambling to capitalize on the resources of the new discovery. Fuller has cut his teeth on comedy-dramas that don’t make a lot of sense in a capsule (i.e. Pushing Daisies: Pie-maker brings things back to life), so it’ll be interesting to see what he can do with an otherworldly premise like this.
The other new series is No Place, which is being spearheaded by Hollywood legend Robert Zemeckis. The series would follow the residents of a high-tech gated community, who wake up to find the world outside their neighborhood has disappeared. With food and resources scarce, tensions run high as the residents try to figure out what is happening and how to escape. It sounds like an interesting premise, and could be a more sci-fi counterpoint to CBS’s upcoming Stephen King series Under the Dome. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
But, that’s not all. The network is also prepping several more series that were announced earlier today, including the evil angels series Dominion, the space opera Orion and a few more.