Syfy said it’s developing two miniseries based on classic books: Larry Niven’s "Ringworld" series and Arthur C. Clarke’s "Childhood’s End," reports EW.com’s Inside TV.
"Ringworld" was previously under consideration nine years ago at the network, but has a different team for what will be a four-hour miniseries, the story says. Michael Perry of "The River" is adapting the series, which is about a team of explorers who discover an alien artifact.
"Childhood’s End" will be executive produced by Michael DeLuca of "The Social Network" and is about a peaceful invasion of Earth by the Overlords, a mysterious race that ends all war.
Separately, Syfy also renewed "Being Human" for a fourth season, EW.com’s Inside TV notes. The third season of the supernatural drama left viewers on a cliffhanger. The series is based on a British series with the same name.