Syfy announced Wednesday morning that they will be joining Bradley Cooper, Graham King, and Todd Phillips in developing author Dan Simmons’ Hugo Award-winning best-selling novel Hyperion as an event series.
“Set on the eve of Armageddon with the entire galaxy at war, Hyperion is the story of seven pilgrims who set forth on a voyage to seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope and a terrible secret — while one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.”
“It is an absolute honor to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realize it for television audiences,” said executive producer Cooper.
“As Syfy continues to forge important partnerships with award-winning talent on and off screen, this powerhouse team led by Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips brings an extraordinary track record in producing entertainment of the highest creative ambition,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller. “Epitomizing the gold standard of science fiction story-telling, Hyperion tackles smart and provocative themes that help define Syfy’s development vision.”
Hyperion joins The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling books; the 10-part series The Expanse, Arthur C. Clarke’s epic mini-series Childhood’s End; Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World; Gale Anne Hurd’s 13-episode thriller Hunters; David Goyer’s Superman prequel, Krypton; and Incorporated, a futuristic espionage drama from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as recent scripted projects to be announced by Syfy.