Posts Tagged ‘Syfy’

Lost Girl Ending with Season 5

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Star Anna Silk shares the news with fans via YouTube that Season 5 will be Lost Girl’s final run.

Sharknado 2 Review

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Those pesky sky sharks are back as Sharknados descend upon New York. So does this sequel enjoyably stink or just plain suck?

Tricia Helfer Returns to Space in Syfy’s Ascension

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BSG’s Tricia Helfer describes her role on Syfy’s new space voyage thriller, Ascension, and what it’s like to return to her sci-fi roots.

First Look at Syfy’s 12 Monkeys

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A new promotional video for Syfy’s 2014 programming gives us all a first look at the upcoming 12 Monkeys series.

Official Sharknado 2 Teaser

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Check out the new trailer for Syfy’s shark-infested schlockfest, starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, and Kari Wuhrer.

Syfy Adapting Frank Miller’s Ronin

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The 300 and Sin City scribe’s mystical samurai story is being developed as a TV miniseries.

Walking Dead Creator Bringing ‘Clone’ to Syfy

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Robert Kirkman will executive produce a new series about a retired soldier who discovers he’s part of a biotech experiment.

Sharknado 2 Gets a Poster

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Making me believe even more that someway, somehow Sharknado 2 is a real thing that’s going to happen, Syfy has released an official poster. And by official I mean they took the flying shark from the original Sharknado poster and threw in the Statue of Liberty.

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Battlestar Galactica Creator Ron Moore is Back with Syfy’s Helix!

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Check out the intense new trailer for BFG creator Ron Moore‘s new Syfy series, Helix – about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility to investigate a possible disease outbreak.

Season 1, which premieres on Friday, January both, contains 13 episodes. Starring The Killing’s Billy Campbell and The Wolverine’s Hiroyuki Sanada, Helix will follow the scientists as they are “pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.”

Part Andromeda Strain, part The Thing…watch the trailer below.


Helix premieres Friday, January 10th at 10/9c on Syfy.

Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

Nikita Alum to Star in Syfy’s 12 Monkeys

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With The CW’s Nikita having wrapped up its fourth and final season, production-wise, a few weeks ago, the news has come down that star Aaron Stanford (who played Birkhoff) has landed a leading gig over on Syfy’s TV series adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys.

Stanford and Amanda Schull (PLL, Suits) have joined 12 Monkeys in the project’s two lead roles – “Cole,” (who Bruce Willis played in the movie) a desperate and haunted man from the near future who travels to the present day to stop a deadly plague from being released on the world, and “Cassandra Railly,” (Madeleine Stow played “Kathryn Railly” in the film) a brilliant doctor who is forced to choose between her idyllic life or joining Cole’s mission to uncover the dangerous conspiracy.

Also joining in key positions behind the camera are Natalie Chaidez (In Plain Sight, V, Heroes) as Executive Producer/Showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner (Helix, Friday Night Lights, Caprica) who will direct the pilot and also serve as Executive Producer.

Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita) wrote the pilot script and are Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film.


Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke…When She Was in Syfy’s TRIASSIC ATTACK!

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The story goes that Emilia Clarke landed the role of Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones fresh out of acting school. Well, not quite. More like fresh off the Syfy original movie Triassic Attack, where she fended off a fiendish onslaught of reanimated dinosaur fossils!

First things first. I tooootally remember this behind-the-scenes video. I even wrote up a piece about it for IGN back and IGN and Syfy were working on making a monster movie together.

The movie starred Colin Ferguson (Eureka) as a small town Sheriff and the adorable Ms. Clarke played his daughter. The two butt heads naturally, that is until an invasion of giant dino-skeletons ravages their town.


Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

The Sharknado Sequel is Called…

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Weeks back, Syfy opened up the Twitter floodgates by asking fans to name the hotly-anticipated sequel to their cheesed-out Asylum movie acquisition Sharknado. And here’s what the spinner landed on…

The next installment of the Sharknado franchise (presumption?) is simply called Sharknado: The Second Oneaccording to EW.

Amusing, sure, but also a bit disappointing considering some of the entries. And I’m speaking only about the fraction of suggestions that I saw on my Twitter feed alone.

“Since Twitter played such a huge role in the success of the original movie, we wanted to use that platform to ask our fans to name Sharknado 2,” Thomas Vitale, executive vp of programming at Syfy told EW. “This response is another reminder of how Sharknado has become a pop culture phenomenon. We want to thank all our viewers for their wonderful contributions to keeping up the shark-mentum.”


Sharknado: The Second One is due to hit TV screens July 2014.

Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

Syfy: From Sharknado to GHOST SHARK!

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Traveling through water the way Horace Pinker travels through electricity (look, I don’t have time to explain all my Shocker references!), Ghost Shark is gonna chomp you no matter where you bathe. Check out the trailer for Syfy‘s new absurd original movie below!

Yeah, it’s got sharks (because everything now must), but where are the washed up stars? No Tori Spelling? No Ronny Cox? 7th Heaven’s Ruthie Camden isn’t going to cut it! I am disappoint.

Funny thing is, there’s actually a movie called Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws coming out – an Australian production that was made based off a fake parody-style trailer. And while it seems like Syfy has rushed the a first installment into production to create continuity, Thomas Vitale, EVP of programming and original movies said that the idea for Ghost Shark came from his 7-year-old daughter.

In fact, I’m willing to be a lot of Syfy movie ideas come from the “under 10″ set.


Ghost Shark won’t enter our lives and make it better until August 22nd.

Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

Full SHARKNADO Trailer!

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In case you were an insane person who was still on the fence about watching Syfy’s Asylum acquisition, Sharknado, here’s a full minute of the blissful hell that awaits you.

Sharknado stars Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, and John Heard. And thousands of CGI sharks.

History will now define this era as Pre-Sharknado and Post-Sharknado.


Sharknado airs Thursday, July 11th at 9/8c on Syfy.

Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

Syfy’s SHARKNADO is @#$%ing Real

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The Syfy Original Movies brand, home to such classics as “Mansquito,” “Sharktopus” and (most recently) “Independence Day-saster,” have now confirmed their spiral into utter madness/genius with the announcement of “Sharknado”, starring Tara Reid.

In it, there’s a tornado filled with sharks. The end.

On a side note here, I did up this jokey “Rejected Syfy Movies” piece for IGN years back (which Syfy had to actually approve) to promote the joint IGN/Syfy movie that I was a part of hashing out. The movie took many forms over time, but I’ve been told it will finally air this year. Anyhow, some of the ideas in this feature were ideas we pitched to Syfy. Unfortunately, RATnado: Tornado of Rats wasn’t officially one of them. But I still included it in the piece.

Click the tornado of freakin’ sharks to head over to the Syfy site and watch the teaser trailer…

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Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

Defiance: Hellbug Seasons Crossover!

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Remember the Irathient villain from back in Defiance‘s third episode? Rynn, the vengeful woman who unleashed hellbugs on her victims and then planned on using an underground hive to destroy the entire town? Well, during her brief departure from the show (she was arrested), Rynn’s character is actually entering the Defiance MMO game, bringing specific missions related to the show and kicking off an event called, “Hellbug Seasons.”

In “Hellbug Seasons,” Rynn unleashes swarms of alien monsters across the game world that players will have to defeat in order for her to appear back in the show. This is basically the show’s gimmick – the “transmedia crossover” – in full effect and it sounds pretty sweet.


Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler

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