SYFY CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A DYNAMIC LINEUP OF BOLD ORIGINAL SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING





SYFY CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A DYNAMIC LINEUP OF BOLD ORIGINAL SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING AND RETURNING BREAKOUT HIT SERIES

New Scripted Original Series Include “Reginald the Vampire” and “The Ark”
Fan Favorites “Chucky,” “Resident Alien” and “SurrealEstate” Set to Return
SYFY Original Film “Bring It On: Cheer or Die” Premieres in Fall
NEW YORK — May 10, 2022 – SYFY, one of cable’s highest-reaching networks, is celebrating 30 years of redefining genre programming with a dynamic lineup including two new scripted original series, an original film and the return of breakout hits.

New series include “Reginald the Vampire,” a dramedy based on Johnny B. Truant’s “Fat Vampire” book series and starring MCU veteran Jacob Batalon as Reginald Andres, and “The Ark,” a space-set survival drama from writer Dean Devlin that takes place 100 years in the future.

The fan-focused network is home to the #1 and #2 new scripted cable series of 2021 with the Alan Tudyk-led dramedy “Resident Alien” and “Chucky,” executive produced by Don Mancini. Both series will return with new episodes to SYFY later this year with “Chucky” being simulcast on USA Network for its second consecutive season. Additionally, paranormal drama series “SurrealEstate” comes back to life with its sophomore season in 2023.

This Fall, the network will premiere the SYFY original film “Bring It On: Cheer or Die,” which follows a cheerleading squad as their plan to have a secret practice at an abandoned school on Halloween takes a terrifying turn when their teammates begin disappearing one by one. The film stars Missi Pyle, Kerri Medders and Tiera Skovbye, and is directed by Karen Lam.

In addition to its lineup of new and returning originals, SYFY will continue to serve as the preeminent destination for genre fans, celebrating the biggest and best in film and television via movie marathons, stunts and celebrations throughout the year for beloved favorites, including “Harry Potter,” Marvel, DreamWorks Animation and many more.

New programming coming to SYFY includes:

“REGINALD THE VAMPIRE”
Imagine a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires. Reginald Andres (Jacob Batalon) tumbles headlong into it as an unlikely hero who will have to navigate every kind of obstacle – the girl he loves but can’t be with, a bully manager at work and the vampire chieftain who wants him dead. Fortunately, Reginald discovers he has a few unrecognized powers of his own. A new show with a lot of heart and just enough blood, “Reginald the Vampire” proves the undead life is just as complicated as life itself. The series also stars Mandela Van Peebles and Em Haine.

“Reginald the Vampire” is produced by Great Pacific Media, Modern Story Company, December Films and Cineflix Studios and executive produced by Harley Peyton, Jeremiah Chechik, Todd Berger, Lindsay Macadam, Brett Burlock and Peter Emerson. The series is based on the book series by Johnny B. Truant.

“THE ARK”
“The Ark” takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive. The series stars Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read and Ryan Adams.

Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner are co-showrunners and executive producers alongside Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media and Steve Lee serve as producers.

“BRING IT ON: “CHEER OR DIE”
A cheer squad’s plan to have a secret practice at a nearby abandoned school on Halloween takes a terrifying turn when their teammates begin disappearing one by one.

The film is written by Rebekah McKendry (“All the Creatures Were Stirring”) and Dana Schwartz (“Noble Blood” podcast) from a story by Alyson Fouse (“Bring It On: Fight to the Finish”), executive produced by Beacon partners Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons, produced by Griff Furst (“You Might be the Killer”), and co-produced by Tony Gonzalez (“Bring It On” franchise) and C. Eve Stewart (“Tales from the Hood 3”). Tony Gonzalez also returns as the choreographer to create the franchise’s iconic stunts.

ABOUT SYFY
SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science-fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with scripted original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, along with late-night animation, fan-focused franchises and live event coverage. SYFY is part of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit syfy.com.



SYFY GOES BACK IN TIME WITH ‘SYFY REWIND’ MARATHON FRIDAYS





SYFY GOES BACK IN TIME WITH ‘SYFY REWIND’ MARATHON FRIDAYS
WATCH ALL EPISODES FROM THE BEGINNING
SYFY REWIND includes cult hits “Quantum Leap,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” and more. Watch them all from the beginning!

SYFY REWIND marathons will air Fridays, starting May 13 from 6AM-6PM, debuting with time travel hit “Quantum Leap.”

Want more “Quantum Leap?” SYFY WIRE’s video series “Everything You Didn’t Know” uncovers easter eggs, references, and fun facts.

Follow @SYFY on Twitter and Instagram and use #SYFYRewind to join the conversation.



Syfy’s “The Ark” Casts Series Regulars and Begins Production





SYFY’s “The Ark” has begun production at PFI Studios in Belgrade, Serbia with its just-announced series regulars – Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read and Ryan Adams.

Created by Dean Devlin (“Independence Day,” “Stargate”), “The Ark” takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive.

Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”) are Co-Showrunners and executive produce alongside Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media and Steve Lee serve as producers.

Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet

A low-ranking officer, Lt. Sharon Garnet is not one to embrace the spotlight but she finds herself rising to the occasion when tragedy strikes Ark One.
Christie Burke’s recent television credits include recurring roles on Netflix’s “Maid,” Netflix’s “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and CBC’s “Strange Empire.” Guest star credits include the CW’s “Two Sentence Horror Stories” and “Supernatural.” Burke can be seen in the upcoming EPIX series “Billy the Kid.”
Burke is represented by the Characters Talent Agency.

Richard Fleeshman as Lt. James Brice

Lt. James Brice oversees Ark One’s navigation systems.
Richard Fleeshman can currently be seen in the wrestling comedy “Deep Heat” (ITV). He has also recently finished filming series such as “Chivalry,” opposite Steve Coogan (Channel 4/ Baby Cow), Neil Gayman’s “The Sandman” (Netflix) and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (Hulu). On the film side, Fleeshman appears in “A Christmas Number One” (Sky TV), and will be featured in “R.I.P.D.2” (1440 Productions). Fleeshman has also starred in a number of theatrical productions on both Broadway and the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in the West End revival of “Company.”
Fleeshman is represented by Creative Artists Management and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver Thompson.

Reece Ritchie as Lt. Spencer Lane

Another low-ranking officer, Lt. Spencer Lane believes only the strongest will survive and is resentful when his leadership skills are questioned.
Reece Ritche’s most recent television work includes his role in the CW series “The Outpost.” He made his film debut in Roland Emmerich’s fantasy/drama “10,000 BC.” Other film roles include “Desert Dancer,” “Hercules,” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and “The Lovely Bones” directed by multi-award-winning director Peter Jackson. On the stage, Ritchie performed alongside Dame Judy Dench in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Sir Peter Hall at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
Ritchie is represented by Conway van Gelder Grant.

Stacey Read as Alicia Nevins

Alicia Nevins is a brilliant young woman on the Waste Management team who is being wildly under-utilized.
Stacey Read was born and grew up in Zimbabwe, the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother and British father. She first started acting in her Senior School drama club and it was there performing in school plays that she found passion. She soon came to the UK to train at Performance Preparation Academy.
Read is represented by Emma Engers Associates and Patrick Hambleton Management.

Ryan Adams as Angus Medford

Angus Medford is an insecure young man, except when it comes to his specialty: horticulture and farming.
Ryan Adams graduated from ArtsEd in 2021 with a BA in acting. His theater credits include “All the Things” and “Dan in Totally Over You” at Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre, and “Ren in Footloose” and “Billy Casper in Kes” at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal.” He has had previous roles in short films, including “Orange Peel,” “Exposure” and “Asking Price.”
Ryan Adams is represented by You Management.



‘THE ARK’ FLIES TO SYFY WITH ‘INDEPENDENCE DAY’ WRITER/PRODUCER DEAN DEVLIN AT THE HELM





‘THE ARK’ FLIES TO SYFY WITH ‘INDEPENDENCE DAY’ WRITER/PRODUCER DEAN DEVLIN AT THE HELM

Series Follows the Ark One Spacecraft and Its Surviving Crew Members After a Devastating Event Destroys Part of the Ship During Its Mission to Save Humankind

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2022 – From Dean Devlin, the writer/producer behind the epic blockbuster “Independence Day” and the feature film “Stargate,” comes the new SYFY original series “The Ark.” Jonathan Glassner, writer/producer of the beloved series “Stargate SG-1,” will serve as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Devlin.

Ordered straight to series for 12 episodes for SYFY in the U.S., “The Ark” will begin production in March at PFI Studios in Belgrade, Serbia, with the premiere announced at a later date. Casting will commence shortly. Devlin’s Electric Entertainment International Sales division is selling all international rights.

The series takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive.

“‘The Ark’ is a perfect fit for SYFY audiences and we know fans will gravitate to this heart-racing story from Dean Devlin, one of the most accomplished and respected sci-fi writers working today,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCU Entertainment and Streaming. “With the recent success of both ‘Resident Alien’ and ‘Chucky,’ the network is home to several of the most creative storytellers working in all of television.”

“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to partner with SYFY again and can’t think of a better collaborator than Jonathan Glassner to bring this series to life,” Devlin said.

SYFY, one of the top 10 highest-reaching cable entertainment networks across all key demos, is home to two of the top three new cable series in 2021 in 18-49 with “Resident Alien” and “Chucky.”

Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner will executive produce alongside Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media will also produce.

ABOUT ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Electric Entertainment is an independent studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment also houses Electric Post, a state-of-the-art digital effects and post production facility. Electric Entertainment’s International Division is headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska. Electric also has a satellite office located in Vancouver, Canada.

Among Electric’s hit television series are “The Librarians” and “Leverage,” which ran for four and five seasons respectively on TNT, “The Outpost” which premiered its 4th season on The CW in 2021, and “Almost Paradise,” which is currently streaming on IMDb TV after having premiered on WGN America. Electric’s spin-off continuation of “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” is currently streaming in the U.S. and the U.K. on Amazon’s IMDb TV, as one of the platforms first original programs. It was recently renewed for a second season.

Electric’s Feature Films have included “Bad Samaritan” starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, the award-winning film “Say My Name” starring Lisa Brenner and Nick Blood, and the critically acclaimed documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Electric also acquires, distributes and sells worldwide rights to Electric’s produced and acquired content, as well as theatrical films from around the world, including “Blood On The Crown,” starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell, “Heavy,” starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto, Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson, and “Book Of Love,” starring Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis. The company’s domestic distribution division, headed by Steve Saltman, is a full-service operation serving all significant outlets with various rights to films and series including: TVOD, EST, AVOD, SVOD, PTV, Linear Basic Cable and Broadcast.



Syfy’s “Resident Alien” Season Two and “Astrid & Lilly Save the World” Trailer & Key Art





Video: Syfy’s “Resident Alien” Season Two and “Astrid & Lilly Save the World” Trailer & Key Art Available Now
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Wednesday, January 26 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY’S “RESIDENT ALIEN” SEASON TWO AND “ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD” TRAILER & KEY ART AVAILABLE NOW

RESIDENT ALIEN

· Season two premieres Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SYFY & USA (premiere simulcast only)

· Based on the Dark Horse comics, SYFY’s “Resident Alien” follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk) whose secret mission is to kill all humans. In season two, Harry is once again stranded on Earth where he must confront the consequences of having failed his people’s mission to destroy the human race. On his new quest to protect the people of Earth, Harry struggles to hold on to his alien identity as his human emotions grow stronger by the day. In an adventure that takes Harry and Asta (Sara Tomko) all the way to New York City, Asta brings Harry into the arms of someone he can call family. While back in Patience, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) find themselves closer to unraveling the mystery of Sam Hodges’s murder. The series also stars Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler and Judah Prehn. 

ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD

· Series premiere Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SYFY & USA (premiere simulcast only)

· High school is hard enough when you’re different, but when outcast BFFs Astrid (Jana Morrison) and Lilly (Samantha Aucoin) accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension, it gets a lot more complicated. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. That is, if they can survive the horrors of high school.



SYFY SETS JAN. 26 FOR SEASON TWO LAUNCH OF ‘RESIDENT ALIEN’ AND SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’





SYFY SETS JAN. 26 FOR SEASON TWO LAUNCH OF ‘RESIDENT ALIEN’ AND SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’

New 9-11 P.M. Wednesday Block Starts with Return of Alan Tudyk Hit Series and Segues Into High School Set Monster Hunters Drama

“Resident Alien” Two-Part Season Books Midseason Finale for March 16 and Resumes this Summer

RESIDENT ALIEN

Premieres Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on USA & SYFY (premiere simulcast only)

Mid-season finale on March 16, continues with additional episodes in summer

Ranks as the #1 new cable series in 2021 across all key demos as well as one of the top cable dramas of the year.

Based on the Dark Horse comics, SYFY’s “Resident Alien” follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk) whose secret mission is to kill all humans. In season two, Harry is once again stranded on Earth where he must confront the consequences of having failed his people’s mission to destroy the human race. On his new quest to protect the people of Earth, Harry struggles to hold on to his alien identity as his human emotions grow stronger by the day. In an adventure that takes Harry and Asta (Sara Tomko) all the way to New York City, Asta brings Harry into the arms of someone he can call family. While back in Patience, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) find themselves closer to unraveling the mystery of Sam Hodges’s murder.

The series also stars Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler and Judah Prehn. 

From UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, “Resident Alien” was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV, Robert Duncan McNeill, Christian Taylor and Nastaran Dibai also executive produce.

ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD

Premieres Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA & SYFY (premiere simulcast only)

High school is hard enough when you’re different, but when outcast BFFs Astrid (Jana Morrison) and Lilly (Samantha Aucoin) accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension, it gets a lot more complicated. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. That is, if they can survive the horrors of high school.

“Astrid & Lilly Save the World” was written by Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone, who executive produce along with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron and Samantha Levine. Blue Ice Pictures will produce.



USA Network/Syfy Hit Series “Chucky” Renewed for a Second Season





USA Network/Syfy Hit Series “Chucky” Renewed for a Second Season
The season finale of “Chucky” airs Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from NBC]
MEDIA ALERT

· The USA Network/SYFY hit series “Chucky” has been renewed for a second season.

· SYFY is the home to the top two new cable series of 2021 in the 18-49 demo: “Resident Alien” followed by “Chucky” (live +7).

· Across all platforms, “Chucky” has reached 9.5 million viewers in its first season.

· “We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with ‘Chucky,'” said executive producer Don Mancini. “Many thanks to our partners at USA, SYFY and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing ‘Chucky’ to the small screen, bigger than ever. And to the fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks, and a message: ‘This isn’t over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!'”

· The season finale of “Chucky” airs Tuesday, Nov 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA and SYFY.

· Season 1 of “Chucky” is available to stream on Peacock starting Dec. 1.

· Here’s an announcement on the season two pickup:

· “Chucky” is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund and Harley Peyton.



Video: Syfy’s “Slumber Party Massacre” Promo





Video: Syfy’s “Slumber Party Massacre” Promo
The modern contemporary remake of the 1982 classic is making its way to Syfy on Saturday, October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY’s Slumber Party Massacre Promo

A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun.



SAMANTHA AUCOIN AND JANA MORRISON TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SERIES ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’





SAMANTHA AUCOIN AND JANA MORRISON TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SERIES ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’

SAMANTHA AUCOIN AND JANA MORRISON TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SERIES ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’

Samantha Aucoin and Jana Morrison have been cast as the leads in SYFY’s upcoming series “Astrid & Lilly Save the World.”
Aucoin will play Lilly who is sweet-natured and intuitive with a passion for investigative photography. Morrison will play Astrid who is bold and unfiltered with a knack for “sciencey” gadgets. Together, their friendship proves that being classically unpopular is actually pretty damn cool.
ACOIN BIO
Aucoin is a singer, songwriter and actress from Beeton, Toronto who began her acting career playing lead roles in local plays and is making her TV debut with “Astrid & Lilly Save the World.” Aucoin’s recording debut was on the album “What is Christmas For.” Currently writing original music for herself and others, she wrote and recorded the power anthem “Hip Hop, Santa Bop.”

REP INFO
BOOKITTALENT Toronto

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JANA MORRISON BIO
Jana Morrison is a Filipino-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now based in Vancouver, she studied at The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Morrison was recognized for her work in the British Columbia arts community and was awarded the Pro-Art Early Career Artist Award in 2020. Recent credits include NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and Hallmark’s “Master of the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores.”

REP INFO
Cue Management

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ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD

High school is hard enough when you’re different, but when outcast BFFs Astrid and Lilly accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension, it gets a lot more complicated. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. That is, if they can survive the horrors of high school.

The 10-episode series is set to start production this fall.

“Astrid & Lilly Save the World” was written by Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone, who executive produce along with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron and Samantha Levine. Blue Ice Pictures will produce.

“This world isn’t just made up of one type of person and representation on screen matters,” said Stehman and Van Stone. “Astrid and Lilly will hopefully help remind us that heroes come from all walks of life. There’s an effervescent charm to Jana and Samantha that immediately captivated us, and their chemistry was undeniable. We can’t wait to see these talented actors take on the roles of Astrid and Lilly to save the world!”



Syfy’s “Day of the Dead” Premieres October 15 @ 10PM ET/PT





Syfy’s “Day of the Dead” Premieres October 15 @ 10PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series is billed as the ultimate love letter to the godfather of zombies, George A. Romero.
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY’S “DAY OF THE DEAD” PREMIERES OCTOBER 15 @ 10PM ET/PT

Day of the Dead Series | Official Trailer | SYFY

Check out the first trailer for SYFY’s Day of the Dead, the ultimate love letter to the godfather of zombies, George A. Romero. Day of the Dead comes to SYFY this October.