In addition to the King adaptation, Syfy announced a slew of other projects in development at the network's upfront presentation yesterday. "Defiance" is the only new scripted project confirmed for 2013 -- a cross-platform drama and first-person shooter game (an ambitious is scary combo), the series will star Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner and others as survivors of a war in the near-future trying to rebuild society. Scott Stewart, of "Legion" and "Priest," will direct.
Among other dramas in development are "Rewind," a time-travel drama starring Shane McRae, Jennifer Ferrin and "Whale Rider" star Keisha Castle-Hughes; an TV series version of "The Adjustment Bureau"; "Grave Sight," based on another supernatural mystery series from "True Blood" author Charlaine Harris; and comic book adaptations of "Booster Gold" and "Grey Legion" (which will be titled "Seeing Things."
Syfy's also working on a serious amount of unscripted TV, including a "Fan Girl/Fan Boy Project" from the producer of "Jersey Shore."