Last year, Syfy announced plans to distance itself from crappy D-movies, reality shows and pro wrestling and refocus on the genre from which it derived its name. And the network has been slowly rolling out more high brow projects like the recent miniseries ‘Childhood’s End’ and new ongoing shows ‘The Magicians’ and ‘The Expanse’ which have joined existing programs like ‘Lost Girl’ and ’12 Monkeys’.
We’ve been covering several of the projects that Syfy has been developing. Already confirmed is horror anthology miniseries ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ which arrives around Halloween. The network is also still developing two more ongoing shows: ‘Brave New World’ based on the classic novel by Aldous Huxley, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television; and ‘Hyperion’, also based on a book, this one by Dan Simmons, from executive producer Bradley Cooper.
And Syfy confirms that they have placed a 13-episode series order for ‘Incorporated’ for the upcoming fall season. ‘Incorportated’ was developed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films and the two actors serve as executive producers along with PSF’s president Jennifer Todd. PSF’s Margaret Chernin serves as co-producer.
The show was created by David and Alex Pastor (‘Selfless’), who also wrote and directed the pilot. Ted Humphrey (‘The Good Wife’) serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Sean Teale (‘Reign’) stars as Ben Larson, with a supporting cast that boasts Eddie Ramos, Dennis Haysbert and Julia Ormond.
Here is the description of the series:
The drama is set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. The drama centers around Ben Larson, a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.
Syfy’s president Dave Howe said this about ‘Incorporated’:
“The most powerful science-fiction holds up a mirror to our world. ‘Incorporated’ is exactly that type of smart, provocative series, delivering a fresh, edge of your seat thriller that challenges notions of the world we live in today. We look forward to working with the stellar teams at Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions to bring it to life for Syfy viewers this year.”
Does this sound like a program you might be interested in? How do you think Syfy’s attempt at a makeover is going?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter