Syfy Gives Pilot Order to Original Thriller ‘Prototype’

Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct

Syfy announced Friday that it has greenlit a pilot for the original sci-fi thriller “Prototype.”

Written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”), “Prototype” centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics, a discovery that in turn puts their lives in grave danger.

“‘Prototype’ is a purely original idea from a talented writer with a unique vision,” Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said. “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 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.

Syfy recently greenlit to series from pilot “Incorporated,” a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd‘s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.

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