Syfy Picks Up ‘Revival’ Series Based On Comics As ‘Resident Alien’ Fate Remains In Limbo

Syfy has given a series order to Revival, a drama based on the comic book series of the same name, for a 2025 debut. The announcement was part of Syfy’s upcoming slate reveal ahead of the NBCU upfront presentation Monday.

It also included Reginald the Vampire, starring Jacob Batalon, whose second season premiered May 8, and The Ark, whose second season will follow this summer.

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Not mentioned in the release are the two high-end, homegrown, UCP-produced Syfy scripted series, Chucky, which it shares with USA Network, and Resident Alien. While Part 2 of Chucky‘s third season just ended its run, the future of Resident Alien is in serious limbo.

As Deadline reported exclusively earlier this week, there are talks about the sci-fi series starring Alan Tudyk moving from Syfy to NBCU cable sibling USA Network, with a return to Syfy for Season 4 unlikely.

Produced by Canadian company Blue Ice Pictures, Revival is set on one miraculous day in rural Wisconsin when the recently deceased suddenly rise from their graves. But this is no zombie story as the “revived” appear and act just like they once were. When local Officer and single mother Dana Cypress is unexpectedly thrown into the center of a brutal murder mystery of her own, she’s left to make sense of the chaos amidst a town gripped by fear and confusion where everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect.

Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, Samantha Levine, Daniel March, Luke Boyce and Aaron Koontz serve as executive producers.

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