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SyFy Developing 10 New Sci-Fi Space Shows

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6787:]]Those who have been wondering where the sci-fi in SyFy has gone, wonder no more as the network is developing a slew of space-based shows.

In addition to the sci-fi MMO/TV show Defiance, which debuts this month, SyFy has plans for at least ten more cosmic shows on the network.

The shows are considered in development unless otherwise noted and may or may not get picked up for pilots.

Info comes via Deadline.

 

The previously announced Blake’s 7, base on the UK show of the same name.

Byran Fuller’s High Noon was ordered to pilot and is described as an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life.  Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets. 

Orion: In this space opera, an adventurous female relic hunter, tracks down valuable artifacts while trying to piece together her past.  Set amidst an intergalactic war pitting humans against a terrifying alien race, Orion must decide whether to use her abilities to save herself or commit to the cause and unearth long hidden artifacts that could free all of humanity from a horrible fate. 

Sojourn: The first detective ever in space is tasked with investigating a murder on a starship — headed to colonize another planet – and instead becomes embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious terrible crime dating back to the original launch of the ship 50 years ago.

Clandestine: After a clan of bandits are nearly destroyed and left for dead by Coalition forces, they take refuge in the nearest safe haven, a derelict Coalition starship floating in space.  Once onboard, they masquerade as Coalition officers while continuing their criminal ways – until they stumble upon a shocking realization about the true nature of the Coalition. 

Infinity: When an alien armada is sighted in the region of Pluto, the Earth government turns to a young billionaire industrialist — who has the only ship ready for interstellar travel — to greet the aliens and avoid a catastrophe.  Powered by secret alien technology discovered on Earth in the 1960’s, the ship engages in a firefight that sends them spinning through a wormhole into an uncharted region of space.  Lost in the universe, the team struggles to survive as they encounter new planets and alien species, searching for a way back home. 

Silver Shields: When his father is slain by assassins connected to the government of the large nearby city of Pont Royal, farm boy Caymer journeys there to continue his father’s legacy as a member of the local police force — and to solve the mystery of his father’s death.  He discovers that his simple country view on life is at odds with the big city, filled with orcs and other magical creatures.

Shelter: A massive meteorite is headed toward Earth, forcing 30,000 hand-picked humans to live underground in a government funded shelter in order to start a new society.  What begins as a Utopia quickly succumbs to the old human faults and jealousies as certain members of society create alliances to gain favor and power.  Meanwhile things on the surface are not what they seem. Humans slowly realize that this event may have been fated and the survivors meant for a greater purpose in rebooting life on Earth. 

Mini-Series

Ringworld: Based on Larry Niven’s novel: a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth.

Childhood’s End: Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel: Follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near-utopia. 

Plans are also underway for a series adapted from the 2010 supernatural Legion movie.

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Green Lantern’s Martin Campell Helming Sci-fi Series “Blake’s 7” On Syfy

Amongst all the supernatural and reality-based shows that have recently appeared on the SyFy channel, we now have word that the “sci-fi” is getting put back into SyFy.

Martin Campell is directing an American version of the 1978 UK sci-fi series, Blake’s 7, with a script from Joe Pokaski (Heroes).

Campell, of course, is the helmer behind the Green Lantern movie and Casino Royale.

The original Blake’s 7, created by Dalek Doctor Who creator Terry Nation, ran for four seasons on British television. The series was set about 700 years in the future where aliens have taken over the Earth. Roj Blake, captured as a result of being a leader of a rebellion force, is sent off world to a penal colony. He escapes with the help of a band of fellow prisoners, acquiring advanced alien technology and an alien ship they dub “Liberator.”

From the original series:

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