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NBCU acquires Stargate duo’s The Outpost for Syfy

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has acquired The Outpost, a new original series for SYFY channels outside the US.

Dean DevlinThe fantasy/adventure series is executive produced by Dean Devlin (pictured), the co-writer and producer of the 1994 feature Stargate, and Jonathan Glassner, the showrunner and executive producer of Stargate SG-1.

Production on the series begins today in Utah, USA.

The Outpost is composed of 10 one-hour episodes and will premiere on international Syfy channels in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Latin America, Poland, the Balkans, Middle East, Africa and Australia from late 2018.

Following Talon, played by Jessica Green, the series features a strong female hero and the lone survivor of a race called ‘Blackbloods’ who discovers her magical powers as she seeks revenge.

In addition to Devlin and Glassner, The Outpost is executive produced by Electric Entertainment’s team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson and by Arrowstorm Entertainment’s team of Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, the team behind the cult favourite Mythica films.

Jennifer Griffin of Arrowstorm Entertainment is also producing. The show was created by Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller.

“As the channel dedicated to science fiction, Syfy is the perfect home for this unique, fantasy/ adventure series,” said Steve Patscheck, executive vice president of global programming at NBCU International Networks. 

“We look forward to debuting The Outpost to Syfy fans across the globe as part of the brand’s continued commitment to building the ultimate community for passionate sci-fi fans.”