Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has optioned the Frederik Pohl novel “Gateway” for development as a TV series. The 1977 novel is the first of six books in the “Heechee Saga” that chronicles the history of an alien race. The deal with Pohl’s estate gives Skybound the ability to develop properties based on the other five books as […]

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

    Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investment from the studio, which is currently in preproduction, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. The streaming service is developing the following: […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Sci-Fi Pic To Become TV Series

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Sci-Fi Pic To Become TV Series

B EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and Bron Studios have acquired the rights to David Cronenberg’s classic 1981 sci-fi thriller feature Scanners to develop as a TV series. Ellenberg and Bron landed the rights in a bidding war, with multiple film and television studios, including Lionsgate, Paramount and Skydance, vying for the title. Written and directed by Cronenberg, Scanners is about […]

Veep creator Armando Iannucci making sci-fi comedy for HBO

Veep creator Armando Iannucci making sci-fi comedy for HBO

With the working title ‘Avenue 5’. Since stepped back from Veep, Armando Iannucci has been busy working on the wildly funny The Death Of Stalin. With the black comedy reaching cinemas imminently, Iannucci’s next project has been announced: a comedy sci-fi set in outer-space and based in the future. According to Deadline, HBO — the home of Veep — has greenlit a pilot […]

Sci-fi tribes: from Trekkies to Browncoats

Sci-fi tribes: from Trekkies to Browncoats

After police were called to break up Star Wars and Doctor Who enthusiasts at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention, it’s best to know your fandoms to avoid similar intergalactic clashes  On the rampage … Cybermen. Photograph: Alex Lentati The fourth annual Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention should have been a peaceful affair. A day […]

Channel 4 reveals first look at Steve Buscemi in all-star sci-fi series Electric Dreams

Channel 4 reveals first look at Steve Buscemi in all-star sci-fi series Electric Dreams

Channel 4 has released the first sneak peek at Philip K Dick-based sci-fi series Electric Dreams, featuring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi and BAFTA winner Julia Davis in a bluey hue. The 10-part sci-fi anthology series is inspired by the iconic author’s short stories, which have been adapted by the likes of Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D […]

The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is packed with action and shiny CGI

The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is packed with action and shiny CGI

‘Great unifiers are few and far between’ by Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak May 17, 2017, 5:51pm EDT Image: CBS CBS debuted a full trailer for Star Trek: Discovery today, showing off a clip stuffed with plenty of Federation action, spaceships, and a ton of new characters, in a story set a decade before Captain Kirk and Spock […]

New Sci-Fi Series ‘Cyborgs’ Set to Premiere This Year

New Sci-Fi Series ‘Cyborgs’ Set to Premiere This Year

The world of science fiction is an ever growing genre that is beginning to seem more like prophecy than fiction. As technology slowly begins to replace humans in the job market, there is an inherent fear that we will someday become obsolete. In the new, independently produced sci-fi series Cyborgs, a race of highly intelligent […]

MELD: Watch The Trailer For Proposed SciFi Series

MELD: Watch The Trailer For Proposed SciFi Series

It was aaaaaaaaaaall the way back in 2009 that we first came across Canadian filmmaker David James Fernandes. The occassion was his impressive scifi short Re-Wire, a film that promised good things to come. And they’ve taken a while but Fernandes is back now with a trailer for another impressive scifi concept, this one titled […]

From Stargate creator Brad Wright comes absorbing sci-fi series Travelers

From Stargate creator Brad Wright comes absorbing sci-fi series Travelers

Science-fiction writers are always sending us time travellers to save us from impending doom – though rarely on the scale of this absorbing series from Stargate SG-1 creator Brad Wright. And rarely do they have such an eye to the way in which social media might distort the history of our time. The travellers of […]