SYFY GREENLIGHTS GEEKS WHO DRINK WITH ZACHARY LEVI AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND HOST
Wildly Popular Pub Quiz to Become Weekly Game Show
NEW YORK – April 15, 2015 – Syfy
announced today that Zachary Levi, star of NBC’s Chuck
and upcoming Heroes Reborn
, will executive produce and host the game show Geeks Who Drink
through one of his production arms, The Nerd Machine. The weekly series is based on the pub trivia contest of the same name, which has become a nationwide phenomenon with more than 25,000 people participating in over 600 bars across 35 states. Produced by Kinetic Contact (Married at First Sight, Little Women, The Taste)
and Condé Nast Entertainment, Geeks Who Drink
will premiere on Syfy Thursday, July 16th
returns for season two to Syfy with all new episodes. Last season, Logan, played by Michael Xavier, found out that his girlfriend, Rachel (Genelle Williams), was pregnant with his child, but she was kidnapped.
Xavier recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his work on the show and what's next for Logan.
When the actor started his work on Bitten
, he took inspiration for Logan from more than just the script or the book series that the show is based on. "Every time I approach a character, I tend to look for inspiration outside of just the script or just the books that are offered. And when I first jumped onto Bitten
, I didn't know too much about it. I didn't know about the books, but I jumped online, and I did some research, and I found that Logan's character didn't last very long in the book.
"And I spoke to the creative minds and our producer, and they were saying they were going to head in a bit of a different direction with Logan. So it wasn't as imperative for me as it might have been for say Greg [Bryk] and Laura [Vandervoort] to try to stick to the books.
Episodic photos from the season two episode of Bitten,
"Hell's Teeth," airing 4/24/15, after the jump.
Tonight Syfy airs its second season finale of Helix
. Many fans have been wondering about the mysteries surrounding Caleb, played by Jim Thorburn. Caleb was first seen in the beginning of the season when he ran into Julia (Kyra Zagorsky) on the island, thirty years in the future. Tonight many of the questions about Caleb will be answered.
Thorburn recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his time working on the series and the mysteries surrounding his character.
Thorburn worked behind the scenes on a set before he started his acting career. "I got into acting after working in the art/set decoration department on The X-Files
pilot. It was shot in Vancouver. Having the opportunity to work on set behind the camera, I became intrigued by the performances I was seeing firsthand. It was like a private acting class. I soaked up as much as I could. While working on the second season of The X-Files
, and thanks to David Nutter and Chris Carter, I was given the opportunity to audition for the Millennium
pilot and booked my first acting role. Through that experience, the biggest thing I learned was how important tone is to any project, and this has always influenced my acting."
Dark Matter Sneak Peek - 6/12/15
Dark Matter premieres June 12, check out the sneak peek
Face Off Sneak Peek - 4/14/158.14 - "The Dream Team"
In the season finale of Face Off,
the finalists must create four unique characters that could star in an original sci-fi, fantasy or post-apocalyptic film franchise! Watch a sneak peek
of this epic challenge below.
Last week Syfy premiered its new series, Olympus
. Tonight's new episode introduces the character of Kimon. In preparation for his debut on the show, actor Levi Meaden talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview about Kimon.
Kimon was not the character that Meaden originally auditioned for. "I had originally actually gone in for Lykos, but they went another way; they wanted somebody darker. They went with Wayne [Burns], who just does a great job. And they had me come in afterwards and read for Kimon. And I read for it and I thought it went well, but I didn't hear anything for a while.
"So I actually ended up going back home for a family reunion. I take very little vacation, but I was going to take four days, and about 36 hours into my trip I get a call saying I had to run back, because they wanted to test me for Kimon.
Tonight Syfy airs a new episode of its new series, Olympus
, which premiered last week. Creator and director Nick Willing recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about working on the new and unique series.
Willing is a big fan of mythology, and with Olympus
, he wanted to do something different that he hadn't seen on television before. "I'd never seen a show quite like this on television. I've a bit of an Ancient Greek fanatic; I've always studied the Ancient Greeks, because I'm into two important things: one is psychology, and the other is the Classics.
"So one thing I've noticed is the Ancient Greek Classics have always been treated in modern television and cinema as a sort of fairy tale set in Ancient Greece, and I'd never actually seen Ancient Greek drama - the tragedies - portrayed on television. The great dramas of Phaedra, Medea, Oedipus, Antigone, the beginning of all drama, which informs so much of our modern day drama, is so much more outrageous and extreme and shocking, but is still as shocking today as it was then, has never actually been done on television.
Exclusive Helix Sneak Peeks - 4/10/152.12 - "O Brave New World"
The final season two episode of Helix
premieres Friday night on Syfy. Below is a clip exclusive to SciFi Vision. In the clip we see Jordan and Julia find the baby abandoned and are confronted by a group of women.
ADDITIONAL CASTING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR SEASON 4 OF SHOWCASE’S CONTINUUM
VANCOUVER, B.C. April 8, 2015
– Reunion Pictures, in association with Shaw Media
, today announced casting for the group of Future Soldiers who have arrived to battle Keira Cameron (Rachel Nichols) and her team in the final season of Showcase
. The formidable cadre includes Kyra Zagorsky (Helix, Soldiers of the Apocalypse), Michael Eklund (Bates Motel, Shattered), Ty Olsson (The 100, Nerds and Monsters), Aleks Paunovic (The 100, Arctic Air), Lisa Berry (Xlll: The Series, Nikita) and Garfield Wilson (Almost Human, Arrow).
“We are absolutely thrilled to have secured this talented group of actors to help bring our dramatic finale to the screen,” said Reunion Pictures’ Tom Rowe. “They are the perfect fit for the exciting vision that Simon Barry has created for our highly anticipated fourth season.”
Helix Sneak Peek - 4/10/152.13 - "O Brave New World"
, Kyle tries to protect a possible cure for the virus, while Alan tries to destroy the Mother tree. Check out a sneak peek
below, as this season’s epic sibling rivalry between Alan and Peter comes to a dramatic conclusion.
12 Monkeys Sneak Peek - 4/10/151.13 - "Arms of Mine"
On 12 Monkeys
, Cole and Cassie confront their enemies, while everyone at the facility in 2043 face a new threat. Watch a sneak peek
below, as Cole and Cassie uncover more secrets about the army of the 12 monkeys.
Bitten Promo - "The Undoing
"Season 2 premieres 4/17/15Bitten
’s second-screen experience The Undoing is now live on Syfy.com. “The Undoing” was produced by interactive agency Secret Location and provides additional content to the storyline for the second season of Bitten
. The digital extension dives into the rich back-story and mythology of the series by releasing a series of “found” materials, original photos, videos, and footage from the series. A Bell Fund initiative, with support from No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One Television (eOne), and Hoodwink Entertainment, "The Undoing" will populate new content throughout the season. Check out a promo video below.
returns to Syfy with all-new episodes for season two starting April 17th. In preparation of the premiere, stars Laura Vandervoort (Elena) and Greyston Holt (Clay) talked to the media about what’s to come in the new season.
This season of Bitten
introduces the new supernatural element of witches. Holt talked to SciFi Vision about how the appearance of the witches this season is going to affect Clay.
“I think it broadens all of our horizons a little bit. It's a big bomb to drop in our world that there were others out there with supernatural abilities, and there's a whole new world that's opened up, and I think it's just made all of us a little more accepting and trustworthy of the world around us.”
The two also talked to the site about what Elena and Clay would do if they could have a normal date. Vandervoort said, “I guess the characters [would] go to some restaurant that serves raw meat and maybe go see [An American
] Werewolf in London
at some old theater...and then have a nice little fire at StoneHaven.”
SYFY GREENLIGHTS INCORPORATED TO PILOT
MATT DAMON AND BEN AFFLECK’S PEARL STREET FILMS TO PRODUCE WITH CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK – April 6, 2015 – Syfy
announced today it has greenlit to pilot Incorporated
, a futuristic espionage thriller from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Set in a future where companies have unlimited power, Incorporated
tells the story of executive Ben Larson, forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world, to save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system - with deadly consequences.
Created by David and Alex Pastor (Selfless
, The Last Days
), who wrote and will direct the pilot, the dystopian future of the show reflects contemporary trends: the growing influence of corporations and private interests in Washington, the slow but steady dismantling of the public sector, and the increase of an amazing amount of wealth by an ever shrinking minority. Incorporated
will explore these issues via suspense, action, complex characters and a dark sense of humor, plunging viewers into a future world where the ethical boundaries that we know have been completely redrawn.
Killjoys Sneak Peek - 6/19/151.01 - "Pilot" Killjoys
follows a fun-loving, hard-living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. This new action thriller series premieres on Friday, June 19 at 9/8c.
Exclusive Helix Sneak Peeks - 4/03/152.12 - "The Ascendant"
An all new episode of Helix
premieres Friday night on Syfy. Below are two clips exclusive to SciFi Vision. In the clip we see Julia and Alan test the roots for their viability.