Syfy has officially picked supernatural drama Superstition up to series, giving the XLrator/MVPTV series a 13-episode straight to series order.
Set in a mysterious town just outside New Orleans, Superstition tells the story of the Mosleys, the family who owns the only funeral home in town. But aside from helping nearby families lay their loved ones to rest, the Mosleys are the keepers of the town secrets, clued in to the town’s status as a “landing patch” for the world’s darkest manifestations of fear. Already housing haunted houses, elevated graveyards, and odd townsfolk, the town will now have to deal with the presence of an ancient malefactor known as The Dredge.
Superstition joins a growing drama slate for Syfy that includes The Magicians, The Expanse, Z Nation, Incorporated, Channel Zero, and 12 Monkeys, as well as Canadian acquisitions/co-productions Van Helsing, Aftermath, and Wynonna Earp. Its the second series Syfy has lined up for premiere in 2017, joining Blood Drive, which centers on a cop involved in a gory cross-country race.
With Joel Anderson Thompson (Battlestar Galactica) set as showrunner, production on Superstition is set to begin in early 2017, with the series premiering later that year.
Will you be watching Superstition? Do you think the show will be fit alongside Syfy’s other dramas? What type of premises would you like to see Syfy tackle next?
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