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Syfy Developing George R.R. Martin Series Nightflyers

Syfy Developing George R.R. Martin Series Nightflyers

An unusual Superman origin story is also coming to Syfy.

"Syfy is partnering with the biggest names in the business to tell the boldest stories in the sci-fi world, and I can't think of any bigger and bolder than Krypton, Happy! and Nightflyers", said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, which overseess Syfy. The Syfy TV channel has announced several new upcoming shows, and is planning a "reboot" for mid-June, when it will refresh its look and officially launch a new website aimed at fans of science-fiction shows.

Krypton This prequel series follows Superman's grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, pictured center above) on the planet Krypton as he fights to save his family's honor and his homeworld from destruction.

Men spin-off New Mutants casts Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams
In the comics, Wolfsbane has the power to turn into a wolf, but she seems to be ashamed of it and tries to keep it a secret. In addition to that, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will arrive at the end of 2018 on November 2.

In addition to the development of Nightflyers, Syfy has picked up two other high-profile genre shows to series for the 2017-18 season.

Ahead of the channel's 25th anniversary in September, Syfy - the channel that hosts space adventures such as "The Expanse" and fantasy series such as "The Magicians" - will revamp its design and programming to focus on fandom.

The cast will include Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, and Ian McElhinney. The series comes from producers David Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy) and Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow). Kindler has been set as the official show-runner of Krypton.

In a divided France, challenges await President-elect Macron
Macron's party said the hackers had mixed fake documents with authentic ones "to create confusion and misinformation". Le Pen told party backers that the National Front party would undergo a "profound transformation" following the loss.

Happy!: This series is based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel of the same name. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films along with Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions are also onboard. Well, fret not. In addition to all those spinoffs HBO is now developing, George R.R. Martin's work has found another venue through which it can devastate audiences for years to come.

Happy! stars Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer, Man of Steel) as Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. He also confirmed that they are in conversations with Warner Bros about familiar DC characters appearing in Krypton, though we don't yet have a sense of who that might be. The series is produced by Morrison, and Brian Taylor (Crank) co-wrote the pilot. "As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship's artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space". After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named "Happy" (Bobby Moynihan, "Saturday Night Live").

Other series we're waiting on official orders on are Brave New World based on Dan Simmons' novel, developed by Spielberg's Amblin Television, a show based on The Purge film series, and Ghost Wars with Meatloaf and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS
A new "app experience" will also be added soon to Teams that will allow end-users to searh for specific applications. Those services include Bing Custom Search, Custom Vision Service, Custom Decision Service and Video Indexer.


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