Syfy, the home of provocative and inspiring science fiction entertainment, this week announced that Halcyon launches online on 22nd September.
Halcyon is the the first ever hybrid VR scripted series. A special broadcast of episode one will also air at 8:55pm on 26th September on Syfy. Beginning with that date, the series will premiere across Syfy channels and companion websites outside the U.S.; it will also be viewable in VR on the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.
Created and produced by Secret Location, the multi-Emmy® and Cannes Lion Award-winning content studio who specialise in emerging platforms, Halcyon is a short-form scripted series.
Directed by BAFTA-nominated Benjamin Arfmann (Random Stop), Halcyon’s 15-episode police procedural will alternate between 10 episodes on Syfy linear channels and their accompanying Syfy websites, as well as five VR episodes exclusively available on VR platforms. For viewers who are only watching linear episodes, short recaps of each of the five VR episodes will ensure that all fans are able to follow the complete storyline.
Set in the year 2040, the series is centred on Blake Creighton (Michael Therriault) the CEO of the world’s leading Virtual Reality company; Halcyon. Having cornered the market on VR, Halcyon has discarded the VR headset and allowed users to access the virtual space using neurological implants that manipulate the senses to create a virtual world. When Creighton is found dead, presumed murdered, Detective Jules Dover (Lisa Marcos) and her partner, Asha (Harveen Sandhu), must consider if this could be the world’s first virtual crime.
Halcyon is produced by Secret Location with the financial participation of the Independent Production Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.