ASSIGNMENT X recently got a few moments alone with Syfy Channel’s President of Original Programming Mark Stern to ask him about a few Syfy series, namely SANCTUARY, EUREKA and WAREHOUSE 13, plus the much-discussed THREE INCHES pilot. Here’s what he had to say.
ASSIGNMENT X: SANCTUARY just started up the second half of its third season. Is that on track for perhaps another season, or are you looking at how Season Four does?
MARK STERN: They’re working on this [fourth] season, they just started, so we’re really early. We’re just starting to get that first batch of scripts together.
AX: WAREHOUSE 13 and EUREKA – do you have any idea what the season extensions on those might be?
STERN: They’re definitely long-term franchises. They’re definitely going to be on the air this summer, so I’m sure WAREHOUSE has got as many years as EUREKA, if not more, and the same [possibilities of renewal] with EUREKA.
AX: And do you know what’s going on with THREE INCHES? It was said Syfy felt that it couldn’t go on the air at the same time as ALPHAS, which has gone to series, because of some similarities between them, but can you say what, if anything, is happening?
STERN: We’re looking at another way to get THREE INCHES going. We love it. So we’re trying to figure out a way to do both right now.
AX: And would THREE INCHES still have the same cast – James Marsters, Brandon McLaren, Kyle Schmid – that the pilot had?
STERN: That would be the idea, yeah.