Sunday, 10 March 2013

Syfy UK to air Exploding Sun

Thanks to Mari for the news.

Syfy UK is set to be home to a range of new mini-series which feature such talent as Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn and Alias‘s Michael Vartan. My sources tell me that Syfy UK has sealed a deal with Sonar Entertainment to acquire their “Disaster Pack Collection” which includes five mini-series: Cat. 8, Delete, Eve of Destruction, Exploding Sun and Ring of Fire (for our regular readers who are thinking that this sounds familiar, this is the same package of mini-series that was recently acquired by cable network Reelz in the United States).

Syfy UK has yet to officially announce these acquisitions (and I’m told by one insider that they won’t), and have only confirmed that they will air Cat. 8 on Monday April 1st and Monday April 8th at 9pm. My source tells me that the remaining mini-series will then air on a monthly basis, I hear that Ring Of Fire will land in May, Eve of Destruction in June and Delete and Exploding Sun in July and August.

Penned by Jeff Schecter (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High). Exploding Sun tells the story of what happens whe the first ever commercial space shuttle is struck by a solar storm. The disaster hyper-charges the engine and catapults the ship on a direct course for the sun. But the danger becomes more universal when it’s discovered the event will trigger an infinitely larger solar storm that could send Earth back into the Stone Age. The mini stars David James Elliott (JAG), Anthony Lemke (Blue Mountain State), Natalie Brown (Being Human) and Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin).