As the name suggests, Syfy has kept itself involved with the stories that lie in the science and fiction genre while toeing the line of horror and paranormal. The network has been a haven for sci-fi genre fans and has delivered some true gems in television. Its niche was created after it aired shows like ‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘The Expanse’ and ‘Helix’. The horror anthology series, ‘Channel Zero’, is one of the best horror series of contemporary times. Gradually, Syfy has expanded upon the fiction part of its name by adding more supernatural shows to its list. ‘The Magicians’, ‘Wynonna Earp’ and ‘Van Helsing’ are examples of this course. With every passing year, the channel has been upping its game by bringing highly conceptual and increasingly experimental series on its slate.
While the fate of a couple of projects hangs in balance, I’ve included them in the list considering the incredible potency of the storylines and hoping that the network (if not this, then some other, perhaps) will make it happen in the near future. So, here’s the list of upcoming new Syfy series coming out in 2019 and 2020. We hope that these latest Syfy shows are as good as some of the recent releases.
10. Tales for a Halloween Night (TBA)
From recent development, it seems unlikely that horror fans will see their worst nightmares materialise on their TV screens within this year. ‘Tales for a Halloween Night’ was picked up by Syfy and John Carpenter himself, who is responsible for the graphic novel of the same name, was going to direct at least the pilot for the series. However, creative differences between the writers and the showrunners couldn’t be mitigated, and for now, the project seems dead. The one consolation is that the writers, which also includes Sandy King who was also a part of the stories in the novel, didn’t want to bring something on the screen that would be a disappointment for the fans of the graphic novel. This “no compromise” condition means that if we see any further developments in the project, it’ll mean that the show will remain true to its source material and won’t just be adapting the name for the sake of it.
9. The Woods (TBA)
‘The Woods’ is a graphic novel written by James Tynion, who has previously earned a reputation for himself by working on the Batman series. This novel follows the story of a group of people who are mysteriously uprooted from their life on earth and find themselves on an alien moon in an unknown part of the universe. Seven students set the flow of the story as main characters, while through extended plot devices, we get to explore the reason behind this strange event. The project has been under development for a long time, and for a while, it seemed stalled. Hopefully, it will get back on track as soon as possible because to not utilize the potential of this story would be a shame. With 36 issues, there is a lot of material that can easily be covered in a bunch of seasons. ‘The Woods’ novel became very popular and has earned many awards, including being named “Best Graphic Novel for Young Adults” in 2016.