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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders

2019 Syfy Pilots & Series Orders

2019 Syfy Pilots & Series Orders

2 Pilots
2 Series Orders


(FUTURE) CULT CLASSIC (Not going forward)

Set 18 years in the future and revolving around a group of teens whose community is rocked by a serial killer obsessed with 1990s slasher-movies. Our heroes quickly realize they’re being targeted and decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer — before time runs out.

Studio Universal Cable Productions/Broadway Video

Team Shay Hatten (ep), Tim Kirkby (d, ep)

Cast Emily Alyn Lind, Jacob McCarthy, Cayden Boyd, da’Vinchi (aka Abraham Juste), Zoe Renee, Justin Bartha, Geoffrey Owens


CIPHER (Not going forward)

Secret military technology unexpectedly is implanted in the brain of a 13-year-old video game junkie, when the boy and his father unwittingly find themselves at the center of the next great war — over artificial intelligence.

Studio Universal Cable Productions/Rough House Pictures

Team Allison Miller (w, ep), David Gordon Green (ep), Danny McBride (ep), Jody Hill (ep), Brandon James (ep), Peter Hoar (d)

Cast Gabriel Bateman, Adrien Grenier, Elias Koteas, Kyla-Drew Simmons, Sydney Morton

RESIDENT ALIEN (Picked up to series)

Dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story follows a crash-landed alien named Harry who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?” Based on the Dark Horse comics series by Peter Horgan and Steve Parkhouse.

Studio Universal Cable Productions/Dark Horse Entertainment/Amblin TV

Team Chris Sheridan (w, ep), Mike Richardson (ep), Keith Goldberg (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), David Dobkin (d, ep)

Cast Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Linda Hamilton (recurring), Mandell Maughan (recurring), Alex Barima (recurring), Elizabeth Bowen (recurring)

VAGRANT QUEEN (Ordered straight to series)

Follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae, to stage a rescue that will take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro.

Studio Blue Ice Pictures

Team Jem Garrard (w, d, ep, srs), Lance Samuels (ep), Daniel Iron (ep), F.J. DeSanto (ep), Damian Wassel (ep), Mika Collins (w), Mariko Tamaki (w), Jem Garrard (d)., Danishka Esterhazy (d)

Cast Adriyan Rae, Tim Rozon, Paul du Toit



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