To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Syfy Network has announced the return of several fan favourites as well as two new original scripted series.
Newcomer Reginald the Vampire is based on Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire book series and will be a dramedy starring Spiderman series actor Jacob Batalon as Reginald Andres, who becomes an unlikely hero in a world of glamorous vampires. It will also star Mandela Van Peebles and Em Haine.
The Ark is a Dean Devlin (producer and writer for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day and Godzilla) drama set in space 100 years in the future and follows the colonization mission of the spacecraft Ark One as it experiences a devastating catastrophe. Starring in the series are Christie Burke (Still/Born), Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones), Stacey Read, and Ryan Adams.
The smash-hit series Chucky, based on the Child’s Play films and produced by Don Mancini will return for a second season sometime in 2022. It stars Jennifer Tilly and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky, with Zakary Arthur as the protagonist Jake Wheeler. The sci-fi dramedy Resident Alien, starring Alan Tudyk (Tucker and Dale VS Evil) is also set to return sometime this year. Together, they were the #1 and #2 new scripted cable series of 2021.
SurrealEstate, a Canadian paranormal drama following The Roman Agency, which deals with unwanted ghosts possessing homes, has made a surprise reversal after it was cancelled in November 2021.
In addition, this fall, the Syfy Network will premiere an original movie titled Bring It On: Cheer or Die, which follows a cheerleading squad as their plan to have a secret practice at an abandoned school on Halloween takes a terrifying turn when their teammates begin disappearing one by one. The film stars Missi Pyle (2019’s Ma), Kerri Medders and Tiera Skovbye (Summer of 84), and is directed by Karen Lam.