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Syfy Announces New Show 51st State, A Prison Colony Drama

14 January 2015 6:35 AM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Syfy has announced development of what is potentially a brilliant new show, and with Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) on board to write (at least the pilot) and serve as executive producer, there’s every reason to hope for the best.

The show, 51st State, is going to follow a new and greatly expanded version of an idea similar to Escape from New York, surrounding the events that follow when the U.S. buys Greenland and turns it into a penal colony. Faced with no end to the overpopulation of prisons in sight, and no other solutions to the problem, we apparently go back to an old idea.

While little is obviously known about the show, the most intriguing part of what is known is that there’s a twist (isn’t there always with Syfy?) in that apparently the prisoners are being lied to, and are thus all but »

- Marc Eastman

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Syfy Plans Future Prison Tale "51st State"

13 January 2015 12:25 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Syfy is developing the one-hour drama series "51st State" which Fox 21 TV Studios and Chernin Entertainment will produce.

The story is set in a near future when the U.S. Government deals with its overcrowded prison problem by purchasing Greenland and converting it into a frontier prison colony with male and female convicts incarcerated together.

After promises of conditional freedom are broken, the inmates struggle to seize control and exact revenge. "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Craig Borten penned the show which Borten, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope will executive produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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