Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Syfy preps a Superhero Pilot And Talk More BSG Spinoffs!

Syfy has greenlit a pilot that puts a spin on the traditional superhero genre, and also seeks to continue expanding the ever-so-popular “Battlestar Galactica” empire.

The 90 minute pilot will be called "Three Inches", Fox is taking car of this one. It centers on an underachiever who gains the power to move any object using his mind, but only for a distance of three inches. He recruits a team of fellow heroes, each with their own less-than-spectacular abilities.

'‘Three Inches’ is a fun, smart, offbeat spin on the superhero genre,” Syfy executive vp development Mark Stern said. “It’s a very postmodern approach, with a really wonderful, tongue-in-cheek script.”
 Added David Madden, executive vp at Fox TV Studios, “We felt there was something special and particularly twisted about this script, both in tone and in its sense of imagination.”
 And now to one of my favorite topics of all time!  Epanding the BSG Universe!

When asked about the chances of its modestly performing spinoff “Caprica” getting a renewal, Stern was bullish. He pointed to the show recently hitting a series high in the adult demographic using Live+7 ratings, drawing 1.6 million viewers and 913,000 adults 18-49.

“We have a lot of hope for that show,” Stern said. “The (DVR data) has been very promising and growing week after week. The ratings don't reflect the potential audience."
The network also is looking to order another “Battlestar”-related project. Details were slim, but Stern said the title would mark a return to the franchise’s space-opera roots.
“We’re looking for other ways to spin off ‘Battlestar’ beyond ‘Caprica,’” he said. “That world is so rich. We’re sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series.”
Pretty cool huh!

Source: THR

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