Krypton trailer

Fans have been waiting to see the first official glimpse of the new Syfy series Krypton ever since it was first announced back in 2014. A trailer briefly made its way online earlier this year, but was quickly pulled down by the network. So if you weren’t part of the small group who managed to see that early preview, here’s your first look at the new Superman prequel series that follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he fights to save his family’s honor on his doomed planet.
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Tremors TV

It’s been nearly two years since we’ve heard any updates about the Tremors TV show based on the cult classic sci-fi/horror monster movie, but now its star and executive producer has revealed that the project is not only still in the works, but it has finally found a cable network partner. Kevin Bacon, who starred in the original movie back in 1990 and will appear in the new TV sequel, says the pilot is heading to Syfy.
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Blood Drive

This month marked the tenth anniversary of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, an experiment the directors intended to replicate the experience of visiting a 1970s-style grindhouse theater. Although three spin-off movies have been made based on the fake trailers included in the presentation (Machete, Machete Kills, and Hobo with a Shotgun), Grindhouse flopped at the box office.

But now, a decade later, that spirit is being resurrected in a new Syfy series called Blood Drive. Are you ready for a show about cars that run on human blood? Buckle up.
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krypton series update

UPDATE: Syfy has officially given a pilot order to Krypton, reports Variety. Our original story from April 21, 2016 follows.

Not to be outdone by his best frenemy (and fellow Martha fan) Batman, Superman is also getting his own hometown prequel TV series. For the past couple of years David Goyer has been working with Syfy on Krypton, which follows Superman’s grandfather, two generations before the planet blew up and baby Kal-El was sent hurtling toward Earth. Now the series has taken some big strides forward, picking up an official pilot order, a new showrunner, and a new director.  Read More »

Hunters - Nathan Phillips and Britne Oldford

Syfy’s new series Hunters could be a cross between V and Homeland. An FBI agent discovers a terrorist organization called Hunters, who are actually aliens from another world. Nathan Phillips and Britne Oldford play agents pursuing the Hunters, and Julian McMahon plays the main Hunter.

Hunters is produced by Natalie Chaidez and Gale Anne Hurd, adapted from the book Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber. We got to speak with Chaidez, who also used to produce Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, after her Hunters panel for the Television Critics Association. Hunters premieres Monday, April 11 at 10PM on Syfy.  Read More »

Hunters - Julius McMahon

Gale Anne Hurd has made movies about aliens. In fact, one of the greatest of all time, the sequel Aliens. She also produced one of my personal favorites, Alien Nation. So the news that Gale Anne Hurd is back in the alien game should mean a lot. She is producing the new show Hunters on Syfy.

Hunters is about a race of alien terrorists who have infiltrated humanity, and the FBI agents who pursue them, including a Hunter working for us. Natalie Chaidez developed the adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s book Alien Hunter for television. We got to speak with Hurd after her Hunters panel for the Television Critics Association. Hunters premieres Monday, April 11 at 10PM on Syfy.  Read More »

Dead 7 Trailer

SyFy has never been shy about making movies that are clearly meant to be terrible. We’re talking about a network who has release movies with titles such as Rock Monster, Ice Spiders and of course, the Sharknado franchise, which has opted to not only jump the shark, but thrown them around in a bloody cyclone of nonsense. And now they’re bringing some nostalgic flare into the fray for their latest awful TV movie.

Dead 7 is a horror western that rounds up the fallen stars of 90s boy bands such as Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98 Degrees and O-Town and has them all facing off against a horde of zombies. It’s an amazing time to be alive. Read More »

Syfy Renews ‘The Magicians’ for Season 2

The Magicians renewed

Our studies at Brakebills will continue for another year. The cable network has just renewed The Magicians for a second season, just three episodes into its first season. Frequently described as “Harry Potter for grown-ups,” the fantasy drama follows a group of graduate students attending the Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York.  Read More »

The Magicians

The new Syfy series The Magicians premiered in January. Based on the books by Lev Grossman, it tells the story of a group of young magicians at Brakebills University in New York. Our students include Quentin (Jason Ralph), Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), Kady (Jade Tailor), Penny (Arjun Gupta), Margo (Summer Bishil), Julia (Stella Maeve) and Eliot (Hale Appleman).

At the NBC networks party for the Television Critics Association, I met The Magicians showrunner (and former Supernatural showrunner) Sera Gamble. She explained some of the rules for magic and spells we might see on future episodes of The Magicians. Find out what we learned after the jump. Read More »

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The Magicians pilot

Syfy gave us an early Christmas present last month, in the form of an early broadcast of the pilot episode for its new fantasy series The Magicians. But if you missed it the first time around — or if you did catch it, but like its fantasy-obsessed protagonist are eager to dive back into a world of magic and mayhem — you’re in luck. The network has put the entire first episode online for free, several days ahead of its (second) on-air premiere.

Based on the novels by Lev GrossmanThe Magicians is sort of a grown-up Harry Potter. Quentin (Jason Ralph) is an unhappy young man at the end of his college years. He discovers that the kind of magic he’s read about in children’s fantasy novels is real, and enrolls in a magical graduate school called Brakebills. But this exciting new world isn’t exactly what he imagined. Watch the full The Magicians pilot after the jump. Read More »