Syfy has quite a lot of new programming coming to genre fans’ televisions over the next few months! While they have over a dozen new series and just as many original made-for-TV movies in the works, only the following have been officially added to their immediate upcoming schedule.
First up on the scripted angle is ‘Alphas‘, following a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Leigh Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Oscar nominee David Strathairn ) investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve. These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy. ‘Alphas’ also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada, and will premiere in July.
On the reality show end, the working titled-‘Haunted Collector’ will premiere in June, ‘Legend Quest’ will follow in July, and ‘Paranormal Witness’ will round-out the pack in September.
On ‘Haunted Collector’, ghosts and spirits inhabit more than just homes and buildings: they can also live in objects. John Zaffis and his family are renowned paranormal investigators, tracking down haunted items like paintings, guns, jewelry and dolls. Once identified, the items are collected and stored in their museum, helping John’s clients bring normalcy back to their lives.
‘Legend Quest‘ is a fast-paced action-adventure series that follows Ashley Cowie, a real-life symbologist, as he travels the world in search of some of history’s greatest relics and artifacts, all of which are believed to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for ancient and modern cultures. Each episode will include Indiana Jones-type adventure and Da Vinci Code-style connections as the hidden truths and alternative theories of these mythical objects are explored.
‘Paranormal Witness’ is a tense, filmic and high-octane drama-documentary series brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation. Using the mixture of intimate first-hand testimony and grittily realistic drama that Raw TV is known for, ‘Paranormal Witness’will transport the audience into a world turned upside down by extraordinary and terrifying events.
Which will you watch?
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