NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has announced the acquisition of The Outpost – a new, original series for SYFY channels outside the US. Executive produced by Dean Devlin, the co-writer and producer of the 1994 feature, Stargate, and Jonathan Glassner, the showrunner/ executive producer of Stargate SG-1, the 10 one-hour episodes 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.
The Outpost is a fantasy/ adventure series following Talon, played by Jessica Green (Roman Empire, Ash vs Evil Dead) a strong female hero and the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilised world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
The Outpost also stars Jake Stormoen (Extinct, Mythica), Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys, Hell on Wheels), Anand Desai-Barochia (Emmerdale, Lake Mead), Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Hostiles) and Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones, Mythica).
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,” commented Steve Patscheck, EVP Global Programming, 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.”
“We feel very fortunate to have great partners like NBCUniversal International and continue our long-standing relationship as we embark on our next series together,” says Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International Distribution, Electric Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with NBCUIN and SYFY internationally. Fans and audiences worldwide turn to SYFY for the best in genre television, and we know The Outpost will thrive there,” said Jason Faller, Executive Producer, Arrowstorm Entertainment. “With a cast of rising stars and a mind-blowing concept, viewers are about to discover their new favorite fantasy series.”