[01/22/09 - 06:55 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 22 Updates include: "Mercy" joins NBC's pilot roster; RHI Entertainment keeps busy at Sci Fi and ABC; and ABC greenlights its "Witches of Eastwick" revival.
DESCRIPTION: (from Syfy's press release, May 2010) The Syfy original four-hour movie event The Phantom, produced by Muse Entertainment and distributed by RHI Entertainment, will premiere on Sunday June 20, from 7:00PM to 11:00PM ET/PT. In the Father's Day broadcast, The Phantom's iconic ring is passed from father to son in an all-new, updated adventure for the legendary character. Ryan Carnes (Desperate Housewives/Dr. Who) stars as The Phantom and his alter ego Kit Walker in this re-imagined version of the classic comic book transported to present day. Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) guest stars in a villainous turn as Lithia, the head of an experimental mind control program. Also starring are Sandrine Holt (24/The L Word) as The Phantom's trusted advisor, Guran and Cameron Goodman as Walker's love interest, Renny.