Broadcast networks stole most of the spotlight the past few weeks, but don’t count out the cable folks when it comes to new genre shows. Case in point: TNT is prepping three new sci-fi shows.
The cable network, which is already home to sci-fi fare like Falling Skies and the upcoming Last Ship, is also cooking up a few more projects. One of the most intriguing is The Shop, a supernatural thriller that centers on the organization showcased in Stephen King’s 1980 novel and the subsequent 1984 film version of Firestarter.
The series would pick up 20 years after the agency was largely destroyed by the young girl from the novel, Charlie McGee, and follow a former member of the organization as he attempts to track down the young woman to help him take on a newer, badder version of the Shop. It’s a little random to use Firestarter as a jumping-off point 34 years after its publication, but it’s still a very interesting concept for a series.
Along with The Shop, the network is also developing the time-travel drama Fix-It Men, which would follow a team of individuals sent back in time from 2027 to change a series of events that will lead to a cataclysmic war in the future — but a glitch leaves them trapped in 2014. This has a bit of a Continuum vibe, and considering how good that series is getting these days, we’ll be keeping an eye on Fix-It Men.
The final genre project on tap is Breed, which is described as an atmospheric, supernatural drama about a race of creatures committing brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest. The series would follow the FBI investigator who teams up with a female assassin to hunt them down. Maybe an X-Files vibe there?
TNT has always been a unique network for genre fare, and we’re glad to see them bulking up the development slate. Which of these shows would you be interested in seeing next year?
(Via TV Line)