Clooney, Sci Fi Celebrate 'The Diamond Age'
During its Television Critic's Association press tour panel, Sci Fi announced an ambitious development slate that also includes productions from familiar names Darren Star (
"Sci Fi originals continue to push the boundaries of imagination to help us envision and explore a reality and a future far beyond the scope of our experience," says Mark Stern, the cable network's executive vice president of original programming. "From provocative screen adaptations of
Stephenson will adapt "The Diamond Age" for Clooney and
Burnett is getting behind "Avery House," a two-hour drama pilot about a family who moves into a large Victorian estate in a sleepy New England town and soon realizes that their seemingly perfect new home has some perplexing and magical powers. Dava Savel is writing the pilot, an
Star and Mike Werb ("Face/Off") are producing an untitled 90-minute drama about a quartet of convicts who receive technologically advanced bodies and are put to work by the US government tracking down threats from science run amuck.
Also moving forward are "Revolution," a two-hour space colony pilot from Ed Redlich (
The cable network is also working on the unscripted series "Witch School," which looks at Ed Hubbard's Witch School located in Hoopeston,