Syfy is expanding their upcoming slate of originals with another miniseries.
The NBCU owned cable network has given the greenlight to 3001: The Final Odyssey, an adaptation of the Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name which is a follow up to 2001: A Space Odyssey and serves as the final instalment in his four-novel Odyssey series, TVWise has learned.
3001: The Final Odyssey closes out the story that began in 2001: A Space Odyssey, beginning with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body, floating in space. From there the miniseries will offer an extraordinary range of complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals, and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all Humankind.
Stuart Beattie (Pirates of The Caribbean) is penning the adaptation, which is being produced for Syfy by Scott Free Productions and Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers are Beattie, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker; while Clayton Krueger serves as co-executive producer.
“I have always been a fan of Clarke’s extraordinary ‘Odyssey’ series, and certainly Kubrick’s adaptation of 2001. I am thrilled to be part of bringing that legacy to audiences and continuing the great cinematic tradition that this story and its creators deserve,” said Executive Producer Ridley Scott.
This is the second Arthur C. Clarke novel that Syfy has ordered a miniseries adaptation of in the past few months. The network is also prepping an adaptation of Childhood’s End, which has Game of Thrones alum Charles Dance attached to star. Production on that miniseries is slated to commence later this year for a 2015 premiere.
“Arthur C. Clarke is the father of modern science fiction,” added Syfy President Dave Howe, who greenlit 3001: The Final Odyssey. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Scott Free and Warner Horizon Television to bring to the screen, for the very first time, the final chapter of this extraordinary masterpiece.”