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Old March 14 2014, 12:04 AM   #2963
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013

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Syfy has given the greenlight to Ascension. From Deadline:

With event programming making a comeback, Syfy signaled its return to the arena last year when it ramped up miniseries development with such projects as Warriors Of Oz, from director Timur Bekmambetov and four-hour minis based on Larry Niven’s Ringworld and on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End with producer Michael De Luca. Now the cable network has greenlighted its first miniseries since 2009 Alice, the six-hour Ascension, which will premiere in the fourth quarter. It marks one of the first major green light decisions for Syfy’s new head of original programming, EVP Bill McGoldrick. His predecessor, Mark Stern, serves as executive producer on Ascension alongside microbudget horror film king Jason Blum. Written/exec produced by Philip Levens (Smallville), Ascension is set onboard starship Ascension. In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. The series will be produced in Montreal, by Sea To Sky Studios in association with Blumhouse Productions. Sky to Sky’s Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble and Brett Burlock also exec produce the event series, co-financed and distributed by Universal Cable Prods. and Lionsgate TV.

Warriors of Oz, Ringworld, and Childhood's End, sound like Mini-Series, and the article says This new Mini-Series Ascension is the first announced Mini-Series since 2009. Does that mean those other 3 have been in development (Hell?) since at least 2009?

Also, does this mean, that those 3 Mini-Series have now been kick-started prior to this new announcement?

I don't know any of the Subject matter, but, they all sound cool (especially Ringworld, I've always wanted to see exactly what Ringworld looked like [and hear fans that know the text judge the accuracy of it])
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