Episodic photos from the season one episode of 12 Monkeys,
"Atari," airing 2/6/15, after the jump.
SYFY NAMES ANDIE BECKERMAN AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT, ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
NEW YORK – January 22, 2015 – Syfy
today announced the appointment of Andie Beckerman to the position of Vice President, Alternative Development and Production.
Beckerman, who developed and oversaw current programming on a wide range of successful unscripted series such as Talking Dead, Comic Book Men
and Game of Arms
, will be based in the channel’s Los Angeles office.
She will report to Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production, Syfy.
SYFY SYNC WINS BEST CONTENT EXTENSION MADE FOR MOBILE AWARD AT 7TH ANNUAL MOBILE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
NEW YORK – January 21, 2015 – Syfy Sync
won a Best Content Extension Made for Mobile
Award at the 7th
Annual Mobile Excellence Awards.
The Mobile Excellence Awards honored industry leaders and rising stars at its annual gala on January 13 at the recently inaugurated YouTube Space LA, sponsored by Hilton Worldwide, Intel and Fathom Events. Syfy Sync
allows consumers to go inside their favorite Syfy
shows in a unique new way. The Syfy Sync
app listens to the episode and delivers contextual photos, videos, behind the scenes trivia, games and more to the user’s mobile or tablet device. For those with Philips Hue personal wireless lighting, pairing the Syfy Sync
app with Philips Hue bulbs while watching the program creates a specially designed "light track" – marrying the action on the screen to the lighting in the room.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 12 MONKEYS DELIVERS HIGHEST L+3 LIFT EVER FOR A SYFY SERIES PREMIERE, LEAPING 85 PERCENT TO ONE MILLION ADULTS 18-49
NEW YORK – January 21, 2015 – Syfy
’s critically acclaimed 12 Monkeys
shattered channel records for a series premiere, soaring 85 percent among Adults 18-49, the highest lift ever based on L+3 data. 12 Monkeys
delivered 1.0 million Adults 18-49, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 (+73 percent) and 2.3 million total viewers (+73 percent) from its Live+SD deliveries on Friday, January 16. 12 Monkeys
also scored the highest Men 18-34 delivery for a Syfy
series premiere since Helix
in January 2014.
The series, which airs Fridays at 9PM (ET/PT), ranked as a top 10 cable telecast in prime among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers.
SYFY AND THE ASYLUM ANNOUNCE IAN ZIERING AND TARA REID WILL STAR IN SHARKNADO 3
ANTHONY C. FERRANTE TO DIRECT SCREENPLAY BY THUNDER LEVIN
PASADENA, CA – January 15, 2015 – Syfy
and The Asylum today announced that the original Sharknado
survivors will return for the most epic shark attack yet! Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reunite for the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 3
, reprising their roles as Fin and April, respectively.
Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin. Sharknado 3
is a production of The Asylum.
Premiering on Syfy
in July, Sharknado 3
will cause mass destruction in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., than roar down the Eastern Seaboard.
When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One
’s most-watched Original Movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers.
SYFY TAKES JIM UHLS FOR SPIN Acclaimed Writer to Adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award Winning Novel Into Six Hour Miniseries Universal Cable Productions To Produce, Along With Rob Morrow And Leslie Urdang
PASADENA, CA- January 15, 2015- Syfy
announced today that Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper
) has signed on to adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award novel, Spin
, into a six hour miniseries. The widely acclaimed novel centers on a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a mysterious, impenetrable cloud that has enveloped the entire Earth, blacking out the stars. Spin
, originally published in 2005, is the first of a trilogy in the best-selling series that also includes Axis and Vortex.
Universal Cable Productions will produce the project, along with Rob Morrow’s Bits and Pieces Picture Company and Olympus Picture’s Leslie Urdang. Jim is represented by Paradigm, Anonymous Content and Bloom, Hergot, Diemer.
This Friday Syfy premieres season two of Helix
. The season brings a lot of changes, from setting, to tone, even new characters. Star Neil Napier, who plays Peter Farragut, and executive producer Steven Maeda talked to the digital media earlier in the week about what fans can expect in season two.
Maeda talked to SciFi Vision about the characters meeting up again during the season. “To say that everybody will be meeting up at some point, it will definitely happen before the end of the season, and, you know, the challenge for us was trying to keep the storyline both moving ahead in a way that was hopefully satisfying and is kind of an interesting thing to watch, even though we’re watching both storylines from the same episodes going kind of different directions.
“But yes, we are definitely planning on bringing everything all together, and I think that the reunions be they happy or sad, are going to be very rewarding when they finally start happening.”
returns to Syfy for a second season of 13 episodes, starting on Friday. The show picks up about fifteen months after the events in season one. The team investigates a completely new deadly viral outbreak, this time on a cruise ship, which leads them to a mysterious island. The inhabitants of the island, members of a strange cult, however, are less than happy to see them.
The series doesn't drop the Narvik storyline, but it does focus more on the new virus. The storytelling and tone seem quite a bit different than last season, as of the first episode, in my opinion. I felt it focused on what is going on with the people on the island as much as it did the virus. Not that this is a bad thing in any way; it just feels different. It's also much different that the characters are out in the open, but as they are on an island, it does still have that great feeling of isolation and also claustrophobia. I found the episode to be very creepy and am really excited to find out more about the mysteries surrounding the cult.