SYFY isn’t the most popular right now after canceling another show, The Expanse, which didn’t perform as well as they wanted it to but still had an extremely passionate fanbase. Thankfully those fans were outspoken and helped convince Amazon to swoop in and save that series, and now SYFY has promising new shows like Nightflyers and Deadly Class to look forward to.
For San Diego Comic-Con 2018 this past weekend SYFY released official trailers for both of these new series. You can read more about the shows and watch both of these trailers below.
Back in June of last year we found out that SYFY had ordered a pilot episode for a Tremors TV series, and that one of the stars of the original movie, Kevin Bacon, was going to star. News that excited the many fans of the creature feature franchise, which has since spawned five sequels (or four sequels and one prequel) and an earlier TV series in 2003.
The 2003 series was also on SYFY (which was called Sci-Fi Channel at the time) and starred Michael Gross, who has also appeared in all six movies, but it was canceled after only 13 episodes. Now it appears the first attempt has made SYFY a little nervous, as the network has decided to pass on the new Tremors series after only a pilot.
Bacon himself shared the news, and those who were working on the project are surprised by the decision. You can see what they’ve had to say about it below, which also includes some images from the pilot.
We’re getting our first look at Nightflyers, an upcoming series based on the 1980 novella of the same name written by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
The show, which is described by Martin in the video as “a haunted house story on a starship” and “Psycho in space,” is a fusion of science fiction, horror, and psychological thriller. It follows a team of scientists on a mission to find life in the universe, and stars Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith, and BrÃan F. O’Byrne.
Read more about Nightflyers and watch the first look video below.
For St. Patrick’s Day this past weekend the first teaser was released for Leprechaun Returns, the latest in the long-running Leprechaun horror movie series.
The new movie is set 25 years after the 1993 original, and follows a sorority accidentally bringing the leprechaun back while trying to build a new house. The movie is directed by Astron-6 member Steven Kostanski (The Void, ABCs of Death 2) and written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead, Dallas & Robo).
You can read more about Leprechaun Returns and watch the teaser below.
Creators of the upcoming Syfy series Krypton were on hand at DC’s pop-up SXSW store this weekend to share what fans can expect from a Superman TV show, which doesn’t actually include Superman himself.
For those living under a rock, Krypton is a prequel series set about 200 years before the explosion of the planet Krypton, which comic geeks will know is the event that led to baby Kal-El to be sent off in a rocket headed for Earth. As such, the show will focus on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, father Jor-El, and a smattering of characters from the greater DC universe. And since the planet Krypton orbits a red sun, Kryptonians won’t exactly have the sort of powers we’re used to seeing in Metropolis, so to speak. Still, Krypton‘s show creators explained that this makes for fertile ground when it comes to storytelling.