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Syfy Announces New Shows

As reported by Variety, Syfy has announced new upcoming shows. In addition, they have debuted a new logo to help science fiction fans take the network more seriously.

More about the new Syfy Shows:

Krypton SyFy
Krypton SyFy

Syfy has greenlit two new series based off of popular genre content and plans to develop another. The first of these greenlit series is the Superman prequel Krypton. Not much is known about this series, other than its greenlit status and its status as a Superman prequel (even though Kal-El was only a baby when he left). The other greenlit series is Happy! which is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison. Happy! follows Nick Sax (set to be played by Law and Order: Special Victims Unit alumnus Christopher Meloni), an ex-cop turned hitman as he tries to survive in a noir world and is plagued by an imaginary flying blue horse named Happy (voiced by Bobby Moynihan. Since the source material was a limited series, it’s possible that the television adaptation will only last one season.

The new series that Syfy plans to develop is Nightflyers, based on the 1980 novella of the same name by A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin (whose most famous series has been adapted into the HBO Game of Thrones television series). Nightflyers takes place in outer space, as a number of scientists voyage to find a mysterious space creature, but are suddenly attacked by their malevolent onboard computer along the way.

However, NBC Universal (which owns Syfy) as a whole may be taking a different approach to science fiction. Unfortunately, the network doesn’t appear to be valuing science-fiction on their other networks, since the freshman sci-fi drama Timeless was just canceled, along with the DC Comics comedy Powerless. NBC’s channels may be intriguing to watch in the next few weeks.


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Siobhan is a 23 year old grad school applicant who aspires to be a human encyclopedia. She reads a sizeable amount of fiction, especially genre fiction. She also watches "too much" televison.

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