The Magicians trailer

Just earlier this month, SyFy gave a greenlight for a TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy The Magicians. As of now, 12 episodes have been ordered for the first season, set to premiere in 2016. And now fans of the books can get a sneak peek at what it will look like on the small screen as the first trailer for the series debuted on SyFy. Honestly, it looks surprisingly good. Watch The Magicians trailer after the jump! Read More »

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Brave New World TV Series

Just after greenlighting a TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy novel The Magicians, this time SyFy is reaching into the classic library for a new project. Today the network announced they will reteam with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television for a Brave New World TV series, based on Aldous Huxley‘s 1932 dystopian sci-fi classic of the same name. Read More »

The Magicians TV Series

The Harry Potter franchise has been over for a few years now. While there’s a spin-off adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the way, fantasy fans may be in need of new magic sometime soon. SyFy might have the supply, as the network just announced a greenlight for The Magicians TV series. The show will be based on the first book in Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy, which just came to a close at the end of last summer. Read More »

Sharknado 3

Thank climate change for the fact that storms filled with murderous flying sea creatures have become an annual tradition. Syfy has set a July premiere date for the next installment of the harrowing Sharknado saga, titled Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Because of course it is. More details on the Sharknado 3 release after the jump.  Read More »

Ascension

Secret missions into space to save the Earth are so hot right now. Of course, there’s Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but now there’s also the Syfy miniseries Ascension. Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) stars in the show which surmises that, in 1963, the U.S. government sent a group of people into space to find and populate a new planet. Fifty years have passed at the start of the show and a new character shows up and poses the possibility that was never their purpose at all.

The six hour miniseries debuts on December 15 and, below, you can see a new trailer for it. There’s also a behind the scenes video discussing that other hot button topic, the reality vs. actual science debate. Watch the new Ascenion Syfy trailer below. Read More »

bryan fuller high moon

A couple of years ago, Syfy gave a pilot order to High Moon, Bryan Fuller‘s adaptation of John Christopher‘s 1969 sci-fi YA novel The Lotus Caves. The bad news for fans of the Hannibal creator is that High Moon never got picked up to series. But the good news today is that we’ll get to see it anyway.

Syfy is repurposing the 90-minute High Moon series premiere as a TV movie, to air later this month. To tease the upcoming event, the network has just released the first five minutes of the pilot-turned-film. Watch it after the jump.

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‘Beowulf’ TV Series in Development at SyFy

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Briefly: One of the next big fantasy projects to hit TV screens is rooted in a story that is hundreds of years old. SyFy is developing a new Beowulf show, based on the epic poem that tells of a hero, Beowulf, who helps out the Danish king with a little monster problem. The monster, of course, is Grendel, and after his initial battles with Grendel, the beast’s mother also becomes a problem. There’s also the minor matter of a dragon that Beowulf must face years later.

We know the story well, and have seen it on screen several times. (The pic above is from the mo-cap version by Robert Zemeckis.) SyFy describes the show only as “Adaptation of the classic epic poem that further examines the hero’s rise to power and his feud with the monster Grendel.”

Matt Greenberg (1408Reign of Fire) is scripting and will exec produce, says EW, with Brian Hamilton, Michael Chechik, Andrew Cosby and Paulo de Oliveira also exec producing.