On November 9th, SyFy announced three new scripted projects to add to its dwindling original programming. It’s difficult to tell, based on the minimal descriptions of each project, whether or not these new scripted series will be any good and it’s impossible to say if they’ll even make it to production. Still, the announcement of new scripted shows is a good sign that SyFy may be moving back in the direction of…well, scripted science fiction.
Here are the shows, according to SyFy’s press release:
Syfy Scripted Development Slate
UNT. ROBERT H. WOLFE PROJECT
Universal Cable Productions
Robert H. Wolfe — Executive Producer/Writer
After decades of war, the newly formed Unity Democracy orders a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans to lead the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order.
SEEING THINGS (working title)
Fox Television Studios
David Slack — Executive Producer
Scott Rosenberg and Robert Cort — Co-Executive Producers
David Slack and Gabrielle Stanton — Writers
A cop becomes a ghost after his violent death and the only person who can help close his last case is a socially awkward man who realizes that the hallucinations he’s had all his life may not be a figment of his imagination.
CBS TV Studios
Brett Matthews — Executive Producer/Writer
Andy Bourne, Eric Gitter — Executive Producer
Based on the popular comic series, a female KGB agent and male American weapons inspector form an unlikely partnership when a deadly force is unwittingly unleashed from a Siberian research facility.
What are you thoughts? Is this a good sign? Is SyFy finally living up to its motto of “Imagine Greater?”