Some news on Rewind
(the SyFy series about a time travelling "military field operatives and civilian scientists") casting. They're going diverse, which is nice to see, including the girl from Whale Rider
and a coupla good looking guys.
The character bios are squarely the quirky-genius SyFy "type," I see...and of course the black guy has to be the white lead character's best friend and go-to guy. But still, I have a better feeling about this show than anything SyFy's produced for a while. Probably won't be groundbreaking, but could be fun.
...Priya, the team’s a-typical historian, a behavioral anthropologist who provides analytical context to the project and the missions, and whose knowledge of history extends beyond the boundaries of facts...Bryce, a brilliant scientist who graduated MIT when she was 18; the smartest person in the room who is obsessive and driven and doesn’t really care what people think of her...Danny, Henry Knox’s friend and the man Knox trusts most to help him get the job done as they embark on their perilous mission into the past...Charlie, a mathematician who has patented an innovative piece of technology that can reduce history to mathematics, in order to measure the team’s actions in the past.