Syfy Developing ‘Gateway’ Scripted Series

Syfy is keeping the new content coming, recently announcing that they are developing Frederik Pohl’s award-winning novel Gateway into a scripted TV series.

The book follows humanity’s encounter with a mysterious, ancient alien civilization and will be adapted into a one-hour series for the network.

David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Josh Pate (Falling Skies) worked on the adaptation together and will also serve as executive producers on the series.

Said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy: “We’re delighted to develop this fascinating First Contact story with long-time partners Universal Cable Productions and Entertainment One. Gateway is thought-provoking and unsettling, raising profound questions about mankind’s possible relationship with alien life.”

You can read a brief description of the series, per Syfy, below:

In Gateway, humanity discovers an asteroid teeming with the long abandoned spaceships of an advanced alien race — the Heechee – setting in motion a gold rush for alien artifacts and technology. The ships are preprogrammed, transporting their voyagers to distant worlds of riches — or certain death. Undaunted by the peril or the odds, prospector Robinette Broadhead gambles everything on a journey to Gateway. After one nightmare mission, he returns to extraordinary wealth and luxury, but is haunted by the loss of his crewmates, including the love of his life.

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