Syfy announces it has greenlit the TV show pilot for Prototype. Written and executive produced by Tony Basgallop (24: Live Another Day), this sci-fi thriller features three comrades who stumble upon an invention that upends the idea of quantum physics, and endangers their lives.
Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct and also executive produced with Escape Artists Productions. Taylor Latham will be co-executive produce.
Here is the press release:
News February 12, 2016
SYFY GREENLIGHTS ORIGINAL SCI-FI THRILLER PROTOTYPE TO PILOT
NEW YORK – February 12, 2016 – Syfy today announced it has greenlit to pilot the original sci-fi thriller PROTOTYPE, written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”). PROTOTYPE centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.
“PROTOTYPE is a purely original idea from a talented writer with a unique vision,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see this original idea come to life in this pilot for Syfy.”
Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“Esposados”) will direct. Escape Artists Productions (“Southpaw,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) will serve as executive producers along with Fresnadillo and Basgallop. Taylor Latham (“Freeheld”) will be co-executive producer.
PROTOTYPE is the latest project to be added to Syfy’s development pipeline, which includes BRAVE NEW WORLD, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television; 3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY, an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s final “Odyssey” book from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions; HYPERION, with Bradley Cooper as executive producer, and the Superman prequel KRYPTON from David S. Goyer. INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, was recently greenlit to series from pilot.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)
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