News SYFY Picks up post-apocalyptic thriller Aftermath for 13 episodes

The end of the world is a popular muse these days, and now Syfy is expanding its apocalyptic repertoire with the new series Aftermath.

Deadline reports the network (Corporate owner of Blastr –Ed.) has picked up 13 episodes of the post-apocalyptic thriller Aftermath, a Canadian co-production that follows a family trying to survive after the end of the world. Production is set to kick off in May, ahead of a summer debut on Syfy and Space (in Canada).

Julie Sarah Stone (The Killing), Levi Meaden (The Killing) and Taylor Hickson (Deadpool) are set to play three siblings “coming of age in the apocalypse.” Stone plays Dana Copeland, the “practical, sardonic and quick-witted twin with a thorough knowledge of science.” Hickson is Brianna Copeland, the “emotional, romantic and rebellious twin,” while Meaden plays Matt Copeland, a “fierce competitor pushed into brutality.” Leslie Hope (24) is also attached to guest-star.

“Halfire Entertainment has brought to Syfy a powerful and poignant story of a lone family fighting against a mad world turned upside down”

Chris Regina, SVP, Program Strategy, Syfy & Chiller

Behind the camera, the production team has lined up Jason Stone (This Is the End) to direct the first two episodes and produce, along with series creators William Laurin (Missing, Power Play) and Glenn Davis (John Woo’s Once a Thief). Additional directors set for the first season include genre alums Stefan Pleszczinski (Being Human), Kaare Andrews (Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero), April Mullen (Killjoys) and James Marshall (The Shannara Chronicles).

Aftermath joins a growing slate of original scripted fare at Syfy, along with The Expanse, Twelve Monkeys, Killjoys, The Magicians and Dark Matter, among others.

What do you think of the project? Do you plan on checking this one out?

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