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[03/18/08 - 09:52 PM]
Sci Fi Announces Super-Powered Scripted Development Slate for '08
The projects include "True Believer," a new drama co-created by actress Rosario Dawson.

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI ANNOUNCES SUPER-POWERED SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT SLATE FOR '08

Rosario Dawson Makes 'True Believer' Out of SCI FI as Executive Producer of 2-Hour Backdoor Pilot

First SCI FI/Virgin Comics Release 'The Stranded' Goes Into Pilot Development

'Tin Man' Director and Producers Reunite for Re-telling of 'Alice in Wonderland'

New York, NY � March 18, 2008 � The SCI FI Channel is developing a variety of original scripted series pilots including one in partnership with actress and comic book fan Rosario Dawson to develop True Believer, a two-hour backdoor pilot. Also, The Stranded, the first release under the newly formed joint venture SCI FI/Virgin Comics, is transforming from sold out comic book title to pilot script form, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, SCI FI Channel.

TRUE BELIEVER (2-hour backdoor pilot)

Based on an original concept from Rosario Dawson, David Atchinson (Dawson's co-author on the Image Comics book Occult Crimes Task Force), Matthew Spradlin and Tom Feister, True Believer is a quirky, contemporary dramedy about a 20-something comic book nerd who hires a washed-up real-life Superhero to be his crime-fighting sidekick and teach him the ropes. Together, this unlikely duo set out to save the World.

Dawson will serve as Executive Producer with Atchinson and Spradlin aboard to write. Feister will consult on the project.

THE STRANDED (2-hour pilot)

SCI FI and Virgin Comics joined forces last year to create new comic book titles under the SCI FI/Virgin Comics banner. The titles integrate the unique spirit and vitality of both brands and create intellectual properties that can be developed across all mediums from publishing, film and television to digital and gaming.

Released in January 2008, the debut title The Stranded has been a huge hit, selling out in just a few weeks. SCI FI is now developing the property, written by comic book vet Mike Carey, into a 2-hour pilot.

In The Stranded, five seemingly everyday people must face the terrifying question: what if your entire life � your childhood, your family, your memories � was a lie? For the stranded, Sisera, Endo, Drum, Tamree, and Cullen, it's true. Each of them is from another world called Standfire, and now their past is returning to try and kill them.

DEPUTIZED (2-hour pilot)

Written by Joe Gazzam, Deputized is a dramedy in which an "average Joe" suddenly finds himself possessing special abilities after being accidentally fitted with an alien exoskeleton that cannot be removed. As a result, he is enlisted to serve on the inter-galactic police force that patrols the universe.

ALICE (6-hour mini-series)

Writer/Director Nick Willing, Executive Producers Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr. (RHI Entertainment) who, with SCI FI, created the most watched program in the Channel's history (Tin Man), are re-teaming to develop a modern day re-telling of the classic Alice in Wonderland.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com ) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





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· ALICE (SYFY)
· DEPUTIZED (SYFY)
· STRANDED, THE (SYFY)
· TIN MAN (SYFY)
· TRUE BELIEVER (SYFY)





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