On Tuesday in New York, TV network Syfy brought together reporters to outline its plans for the future. The channel has a “reboot” scheduled for June 19th where it will implement a new logo and design, as well as a new lineup of shows.
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At first glance, that’s a lot of neon and way too big. Then I remembered it’ll be a tiny logo in a corner of my television screen and I thought, you know what that actually looks perfect for Syfy.
Along with the new logo, Syfy announced it has greenlit two new series:
Krypton: A supposed Superman meets a Game of Thrones style show that is a prequel to the Superman story many people know and love, but is about Superman’s grandpa. A trailer for the show was actually leaked already, but has since been removed.
Happy!: This show is a graphic novel adaptation starring Law & Order star Christopher Meloni as a former cop turned hitman. He has a blue Pegasus-type creature whose name is Happy, which is voiced by Saturday Night Live star Bobby Moynihan.
Outside of these two shows, according to the A.V. Club, Syfy is hoping to work with George R.R. Martin on a future series. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment President of Entertainment Networks Chris McCumber spoke and teased a potential partnership between Syfy and Martin revolving around his Nightyflyers novella that has nothing to do with Game of Thrones.
Part of the reason for the reboot as outlined by McCumber is the massive appeal in Syfy style shows and movies these days. The channel will soon be able to broadcast the Harry Potter and Marvel movies.
One of the most unique parts of the new Syfy is a show Syfy Wire that executives are hoping will be a Syfy version of E! News. Maybe Clark Kent will be the international correspondent on Syfy Wire.