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SyFy Adds ‘Krypton’, ‘Happy!’, and ‘Nightflyers’ to Its Slate

Syfy is adding three new series to its slate of programming.

The network announced ahead of Monday’s Upfronts that Krypton and Happyhave been picked up to series and will begin developing George R.R. Martin’s novella, Nightflyers. The announcements of these new additions to the network’s slate of programming comes ahead of a reboot for Syfy’s 25th anniversary set to launch June 19.

“I can think of no better occasion than Syfy’s 25th anniversary to get back to our roots, double down on premium original programming, and put fans at the center of everything we do,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “As the only television network dedicated to the genre 24/7, we’re building the ultimate universe for this passionate community to call home.”

These three will be joining an impressive roster of genre programming including The Expanse, Wynonna Earp, The Magicians, 12 Monkeys, and The Killjoys. Check out more information on each new addition below. 


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Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Kal-El’s grandfather as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his planet.

The series stars Cameron Cuffe, Georgia Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogombo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre and Ian McElhinney.


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Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Happy! follows corrupt ex-cop turned hit man, Nick Sax. After a hit goes wrong, his life is changed when he begins seeing a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue-winged horse named Happy. The series stars Christopher Meloni and Bobby Moynihan.

Executive producers Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor co-wrote the pilot teleplay. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner PatrickMacmanus will also executive produce. Taylor directed the pilot.


Nightflyers, from George R.R. Martin, is a supernatural thriller set in the future the night before Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. 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.

Nightflyers will be joining Brave New World, Stranger in a Strange Land which are currently in development at the network. Krypton and Happy! will be joining the 2017-2018 lineup.

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