SYFY GREENLIGHTS FUTURISTIC THRILLER "INCORPORATED" TO SERIES
-- 13-Episode First Season Of New Drama Series Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films with CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions --
NEW YORK - February 3, 2016 - Syfy announced today it has greenlit to series INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The 13-episode first season of the new drama series is expected to premiere on Syfy in Fall 2016.
Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, INCORPORATED centers around Ben Larson (Sean Teale, "Reign"), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he'll soon learn that he's not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.
In addition to Teale, the series will star Eddie Ramos ("Teen Wolf"), Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert ("24"), and Emmy Award winner Julia Ormond ("Mad Men").
INCORPORATED is created by David & Alex Pastor ("Selfless", "The Last Days"), who wrote and directed the pilot. Ted Humphrey ("The Good Wife") will serve as executive producer/showrunner, with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd also executive producing. Pearl Street Films' Margaret Chernin will serve as co-producer.
"The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world," said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller. "INCORPORATED is exactly that type of smart, provocative series, delivering a fresh, edge of your seat thriller that challenges notions of the world we live in today. We look forward to working with the stellar teams at Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions to bring it to life for Syfy viewers this year."
INCORPORATED joins a powerhouse Syfy original lineup in 2016 that includes the critically-acclaimed first seasons of THE EXPANSE and THE MAGICIANS; the April 11 premiere of HUNTERS, from "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd; the second season of the thriller series 12 MONKEYS, set to premiere April 18; and the Halloween anthology series CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE. Additional high profile scripted projects in development at Syfy include Aldous Huxley's classic novel BRAVE NEW WORLD from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, and HYPERION, with executive producer Bradley Cooper.
About Pearl Street Films
Pearl Street Films is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company. Founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, PSF, provides filmmakers with a creative home for making television and film across budgets and genres. Recently Pearl Street produced season 4 of their (R)Emmy nominated PROJECT GREENLIGHT for HBO, the filmmaking documentary series Affleck and Damon originated in 2001. Pearl Street films is also production on the feature film LIVE BY NIGHT. Affleck adapted the Dennis Lehane novel, and will star and direct the film.
About CBS Television Studios
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry's leading suppliers of primetime programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable. The studio's roster of programs includes the phenomenally successful NCIS and CSI franchises; the critically-acclaimed series THE GOOD WIFE, MADAM SECRETARY, JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit crime dramas ELEMENTARY, BLUE BLOODS and HAWAII FIVE-0; the summer event series ZOO and the upcoming new dramas BRAINDEAD and AMERICAN GOTHIC; the Emmy Award-nominated daytime talk show THE TALK; and the new late night talk shows THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN; and the highly anticipated new STAR TREK series for CBS All Access.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Hunters" and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People," on Hulu; and "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube and Syfy. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
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