Upfronts 2013: Syfy Taps Jamie Foxx, Robert Zemeckis For New Series

Network Renews `Being Human,' 'Ghost Mine' 4/10/2013 1:11 PM Eastern

Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Robert Zemeckis will each produce scripted series for Syfy as part of the network's ambitious lineup of new scripted and reality shows slated for 2013-14, the network announced Wednesday prior to its upfront presentation in New York.

Oscar winning actor Foxx’s Foxxhole Productions company will develop an as yet titled five-episode horror-themed anthology series that will debut in October as part of the network’s annual "31 Days Of Halloween" programming stunt, network executives said.

Syfy will team with Zemeckis (Back to the Future) and Fox Television Studios to develop No Place, based on the Top Cow comic book The Test, according to network officials. David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Rick Jacobs will also serve as executive producers on the series, in which residents of a high-tech gated community suddenly find themselves alone and cut off from the rest of reality.

New Syfy reality series include Joe Rogan Questions Everything (working title), in which paranormal mystery-addict Rogan seeks answers to life’s most startling theories; Cosworld (working title), a six-episode series follows some of the hottest cosplay stars as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country; and Fandemonium a six-part docuseries that celebrates the fascinating fan girl and fan boy culture.

Syfy will also develop two miniseries based on science fiction novels, including Larry Niven’s Ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End. They join the previously announced Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle; Stephen King’s Eyes of the Dragon, and Darkfall as long form productions.

Returning series include reality series Ghost Mine, and scripted series Being Human, according to network officials.  






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