Syfy launching hybrid VR series
June 22, 2016
By Nik Roseveare
Syfy, the home of science fiction entertainment, has announced a September 22nd launch date for Halcyon – a hybrid VR scripted series. The series will available across Syfy channels and companion websites outside the US; it will also be viewable in VR on the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.
Created and produced by Secret Location, the multi-Emmy and Cannes Lion Award-winning content studio who specialise in emerging platforms, Halcyon is a short-form scripted series. The 15-episode police procedural will alternate between 10 episodes on Syfy linear channels and their accompanying Syfy websites, as well as five VR episodes exclusively available on VR platforms. For viewers who are only watching linear episodes, short recaps of each of the five VR episodes will ensure that all fans are able to follow the complete storyline.
Set in the year 2040, the series is centred on Blake Creighton (Michael Therriault) the CEO of the world’s leading Virtual Reality company: Halcyon. Having cornered the market on VR, Halcyon has discarded the VR headset and allowed users to access the virtual space using neurological implants that manipulate the senses to create a virtual world.