Sci Fi and USA Network Announce New Series

Jan 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Sci Fi Channel and USA Network announced several new projects at the Television Critics Association semi-annual press tour Friday, including a new “Flash Gordon” series.

As is their TCA custom, Sci Fi announced an extensive slate. The “Flash Gordon” series, based on the classic comic strip, includes 22 one-hour episodes produced by Robert Halmi and Robert Halmi Jr., who previously produced Sci Fi’s “Legend of Earthsea” series, among many other television longform projects.

Sci Fi also has a new reality series, “Destination Truth,” which is an hour-long, six-episode series investigating unexplained mysteries.

USA Network greenlighted 11 episodes of “In Plain Sight,” a new drama starring Mary McCormack (“The West Wing”) as a U.S. Federal Marshal working for the Witness Protection Program. David Maples (“Huff”) serves as showrunner, with “Dawson’s Creek” producer Paul Stupin executive-producing.

Sci Fi’s development slate includes a miniseries called “Diamond Age,” based on a novel by Neal Stephenson about a futuristic society, executive-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.

Other projects include an untitled Darren Star (“Sex and the City”) action series about convicts working for a secret government techno-crime agency.