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SYFY greenlights thriller “Prototype” from “24” writer

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A brand-new thriller series is on its way to Syfy, the network announced today that it has greenlit to pilot an original sci-fi thriller called “Prototype”.

The series was written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”) and centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics. This discovery ultimately puts their lives in grave danger.

“PROTOTYPE is a purely original idea from a talented writer with a unique vision,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “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.

PROTOTYPE is the latest project to be added to Syfy’s development pipeline, which includes “Brave New World,” with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television; 3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY, an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s final “Odyssey” book from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions; HYPERION, with Bradley Cooper as executive producer, and the Superman prequel KRYPTON from David S. Goyer.

INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, was recently greenlit to series from pilot.

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