Syfy President David Howe said the network is focused on
immersive entertainment that allows viewers to participate and
become saturated in the content. To that end, it plans quarterly
multi-media events starting next year, including "Helix," "Opposite
Worlds," "Unbreakable," "Dominion" and the miniseries
"Helix," a sci-fi thriller from "Battlestar Galactica" creator
Ronald D. Moore, focuses on a team of scientists investigating a
possible disease outbreak in an Arctic research facility and trying
to protect the world from annihilation. The series will use the
network's Syfy Sync app to let viewers explore the research lab in
step with the events onscreen. The two-screen experience, called
"Access Granted," will provide extra clues to the show's many
secrets, clues that viewers won't get just from watching on TV.
On the reality front, Syfy is developing "Opposite Worlds,"
where 20 people are broken into two opposing teams -- one to live
in a simulation of the past, the other in an imagined future. The
future in this series is a utopia where every wish can be granted
with a push of a button; the past is a constant struggle for
survival. Each week, players compete in a series of challenges to
determine who lives in which period.
"Opposite Worlds" will air live, letting viewers affect the
outcome by sending players gifts, deciding who lives in which era
and determining who goes home. Syfy likened it to a real-life
Other interactive experiences include Skyping with the
contestants of "Unbreakable," an unscripted extreme endurance race;
using Google Hangout chats to talk with the cast of "Fandemonium,"
a six-part docu-series that celebrates fan culture; visiting video
blogs from the stars of "Cosworld," about cosplay, or costume play;
and following the winner of "The Jim Henson Creature Shop" in an
online web series after the conclusion of the competition show.
Syfy also said it is working with Jamie Foxx on an unnamed
horror project that will give viewers the ability to select