H.G. Wells to star in Syfy's new Warehouse 13 spinoff series

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Dec 14, 2012

If you liked last season's Warehouse 13 twist that H.G. Wells was actually a woman—the H stands for Helena, you know—then you'll love what's coming next from Warehouse 13 showrunner Jack Kenny.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenny is prepping a spinoff series for Syfy based on the following concept:

While it is still in the early stages and thus subject to change, the idea is to put Wells in a 1890s steampunk environment. Despite Warehouse 12's efforts to recruit her, she would remain a free agent who uses her knowledge of contemporary science to solve murders and other mysteries.

In this incarnation, she would enlist the help of a mechanical engineer and utilize her relationship with the police commissioner to solve what appear to be unsolvable cases. Both the skills and style she employs will become the framework for the well-known stories of H.G. Wells, as written by her brother.

Since Warehouse 13 is the most-watched original series in Syfy's history, with an average of 3.4 million viewers tuning in for the second season that introduced Wells, it seems as if the series already has a presold audience.

What do you think? Do you like the idea of a new series based around H.G. Wells?

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