Sci Fi Reunites With Spielberg for Miniseries

Jan 12, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Three years after garnering record-breaking ratings with “Taken,” Sci Fi is teaming again with director Steven Spielberg for another event miniseries.

The 12-part “Nine Lives” will explore life after death, with a group of characters trying to reunite with loved ones who have died. “Nine Lives” will be produced by DreamWorks Television, penned by “Taken” screenwriter Leslie Bohem and is slated for 2007.

Sci Fi also announced an alternative reality slate that includes a search for a real-life superhero (“Who Wants to Be a Superhero?”), a search for a talented psychic (“The Gift”) and a docu-soap about celebrity psychic Char Margolis (“Medium at Large”).

The NBC Universal network also announced a trio of scripted projects Thursday: “The Bridge,” a dramedy about a group trapped in purgatory; “The Butterfly Effect,” based on the 2004 Ashton Kutcher time-travel film; and “Warehouse 13,” a pilot project by “Battlestar Galactica” showrunner Ronald Moore about a storage facility of strange and supernatural artifacts.

The announcements were made during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour.