The Syfy Channel has teamed up with XLrator Media and MVPTV to bring you a brand new TV series Superstition next year.
Syfy has given a 13 episode direct-to-series order to Superstition, a supernatural genre series produced by XLrator Media and Mario Van Peebles’ newly launched TV production company MVPTV, which is set to begin production in early 2017 and air on Syfy later in the year.
XLrator Media’sBarry Gordon and MVPTV’s Mario Van Peebles will produce the series, and Van Peebles himself will also write, direct and star in some of the episodes. Joel Anderson Thompson (Battlestar Galactica, Boomtown, House M.D.) has been given the reigns as showrunner and Laurence Andries (Alias, Six Feet Under, Supernatural, The Pacific) will serve as executive producer.
The series will center around the Mosley family, owners of the only funeral home in a fictitious town on the outskirts of New Orleans and keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history. Known for haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk, and rich history of unusual phenomena, the town is also a “landing patch” for the world’s darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor named The Dredge.
CEO of XLrator Barry Gordon commented about the series, “Superstitionis an intelligent, boundary-pushing genre series rich in supernatural lore and myths, featuring an eccentric family who has an unusual connection to an other-worldly plane, and the dark force that unleashes the demons, creatures, and monsters that haunt our nightmares. There is a voracious global audience always seeking the next well-crafted genre series as evidenced by the success ofAmerican Horror StoryStranger ThingsSupernaturalTrue BloodSix Feet Underand others.Superstitionis being produced and created by people who love and appreciate genre content.XLratoris proud to partner withSyfyandMario Van Peebleson our first network television series.”
“The incredible things we used to do in independent film, we can now do in television. This is truly a golden era for exciting, provocative television.” said Van Peebles about the new production.
Superstition is set to air in late 2017, so stay tuned for more news as it becomes available.