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[07/18/17 - 09:30 AM]
Universal Cable Productions Announces Key Projects Expanding Award-Winning Studio's Distinguished Genre Development Slate
Among the projects: Maggie Stiefvater's New York Times bestselling book series "The Raven Cycle" and Hugh Howey's iconic post-apocalyptic novel series "Sand" for Syfy.







SAND (SYFY)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/18/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
DESCRIPTION:
(from Universal Cable Productions' press release, July 2017) "Sand," a co-production with Imperative Entertainment, is an action drama set in a world ravaged by ecological devastation, savage winds, and shifting dunes. At its center is a family who makes their way in this world as sand divers: the elite few who can travel deep beneath the desert floor to retrieve mysterious and valuable relics lost to the dust. Adrift in the wake of their father's disappearance years ago, they rely on skill and each other to endure this ruthless environment where otherwise good people lie, sabotage, and kill in order to survive. The series has an impressively large canvas of works, while telling a compelling and intimate story based on the best-selling dystopian novels by New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey, who is also set to executive produce. The novels will be adapted for television by Executive Producer Gary Whitta ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"). The pilot will be directed by Marc Forster ("World War Z") who will also executive produce along with his partner Renee Wolf ("All I See Is You"); Imperative Entertainment's Dan Friedkin ("All The Money in the World"), Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Justin Levy ("Teen Wolf") will also serve as executive producers.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan Friedkin as EP
· Gary Whitta as CRTR/EP
· Hugh Howey as BOOK
· Justin Levy as EP
· Marc Forster as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Renee Wolf as EP
· Tim Kring as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Imperative Entertainment
· Universal Cable Productions