A new science-fiction thriller written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”) has received the green light from Syfy. The cable channel announced today that it ordered “Prototype” to pilot.
The project “centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics — a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger,” the network says in its announcement.
Said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment: “‘Prototype’ is a purely original idea from a talented writer with a unique vision. We can’t wait to see this original idea come to life in this pilot for Syfy.”
Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“Esposados”) will direct. Escape Artists Productions (“Southpaw,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) will serve as executive producers along with Fresnadillo and Basgallop. Taylor Latham (“Freeheld”) will be co-executive producer.