Graphic novels Clone and Letter 44, and novel series The Magicians, are being adapted for television by US cable network Syfy.
Clone, from Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, tells the story of a retired soldier who investigates a break-in at his house, only to find the burglar is a clone of himself. Drawn into a vast government conspiracy when his wife is kidnapped, Luke must use all his combat skills and network of military contacts to get to the bottom of the secret biotech program that is responsible and the hidden agenda that goes all the way to the top levels of power.
Writer David Schulner executive produces with Kirkman, of Skybound Entertainment, and David Alpert, of Circle of Confusion. Universal Television is producing.
Letter 44, from Jonathan Mostow, follows the tradition of an outgoing president leaving a letter to the newly elected president. In this letter, President Stephen Blades learns that seven years earlier, NASA discovered an alien construction project in the asteroid belt. A crew of astronauts are then sent to investigate.
Mostow is an executive producer with Eric Gitter and Peter Schwerin from Closed on Mondays, and Renee Echevarria. It is a coproduction from Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions.
The Magicians, based on the book series by Lev Grossman, is a one-hour drama about a group of 20-somethings in New York who study magic and discover the magical fantasy world they read about as children is real and poses a danger to Earth.
Writers Sera Gamble and John McNamara executive produce with Michael London. The project comes from Universal Cable Productions.