the expanse season 2

Syfy‘s The Expanse is one of those shows that makes me feel guilty for cutting the cord. Sure, I’ll be able to experience this gritty space opera soon enough when it decides to hit a proper streaming service (you can watch it on Syfy’s official site right now, but it feels less than ideal), but it feels like it has the potential to be the next great science fiction show, a proper heir to the likes of Battlestar Galactica and Firefly. Not being able to be part of the weekly conversation with a show that feels so far up my alley is more than a little maddening.

At the very least, it’s good to know that there will be plenty to explore when I do ultimate dive down this particular rabbit hole. Syfy has renewed The Expanse for a second season and it will premiere sometime in early 2017.

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harrow county tv series

Superheroes may be ruling screens both big and small these days, but caped crusaders and masked avengers are playing second fiddle to the little guys at your local comic book shop. While Marvel and DC continue to churn out reliably entertaining work, it’s the niche publishers like Image, Boom!, and Dark Horse that are delivering the real goods. While some truly great independent and creator-owned comics are making their way through film and television development right now, Syfy has acquired the rights to a series that deserves your complete and undivided attention.

That series is Harrow County and it is the best horror comic books being published in 2015. If it’s half as good in 2016, it’ll still be one of the most clever and spooky and oddly charming comics I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Hit the jump for more details on the Harrow County TV series.

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van helsing

There have been two great depictions of Van Helsing on the big screen. Edward Van Sloan played him as a strong-willed doctor in 1931’s Dracula. Then over 60 years later Sir Anthony Hopkins gave a completely different performance in Francis Ford Coppola’s (Apocalypse Now) adaptation, as a wild, funny, and arguably crazy Van Helsing. When Universal attempted to turn the character into an action hero played by Hugh Jackman in 2004 with Stephen Sommer’s CG-infested monster movie, the result was disastrous. Now, the character might return, except this time around on the small screen. Playwright, writer, and director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men) is working on a Van Helsing show for Syfy.

Learn more about the TV series after the jump.

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The Magicians trailer

While the Harry Potter franchise may have allowed audiences to escape into a magical world full of witches, wizards, and all sorts of magical creatures, the one thing the film was missing was an uppity New York setting — though that should be rectified with the American-set spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2016.

Thankfully, SyFy’s new series The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman‘s bestselling fantasy novel of the same name (the first in a trilogy), delivers on what was lacking in the Harry Potter franchise. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic.

Watch a new The Magicians trailer straight from New York Comic-Con below! Read More »

Sharknado 3 Oh Hell No

What do Sharknado, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, and Dark Knight all have in common? Well, they’re all movie trilogies. And… that’s about it. But Sharknado is nothing if not delightfully shameless, so the new Sharknado 3 teaser trailer compares itself to those iconic film series al the same.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are back as Fin and April, who at this point should probably just resign themselves to staying indoors Sharknadoes seem to follow them wherever they go. Mark Cuban plays the president of the United States, because why not. Feast your eyes on the Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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 »