The pilot, titled Proof, was commissioned by Syfy earlier this week. The new pilot will mark the scripted television debut of M. Night Shyamalan whose previous film work includes The Sixth Sense and Signs. Marti Nixon is no stranger to the world of television though having worked on shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Glee, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, Prison Break and the short-lived Point Pleasure.
Syfy has finalized a deal with feature filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and television Executive Producer/Showrunner Marti Noxon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Fright Night) to produce the scripted pilot project Proof, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.
Shyamalan and Noxon will co-write the project and serve as Executive Producers. Ashwin Rajan, who heads Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge label, will also serve as Executive Producer. Shyamalan intends to direct the pilot and Universal Cable Productions will produce.
Shyamalan recently wrapped After Earth starring Will and Jaden Smith for Sony Pictures. Proof marks his first foray into scripted television. Noxon is currently scripting the film adaptation of The Glass Castle for producer Gil Netter and Lionsgate.
In Proof, after the tragic accident and sudden death of his parents, the son of a billionaire tech genius offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death.
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