What A Twist! M. Night Shyamalan Developing TV Show For SyFy

By Ashleigh Schmitz

M. Night Shyamalan is headed to a television near you. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SyFy has picked up Shyamalan’s scripted series “Proof” on a put-pilot commitment.

“Proof” centers on the orphaned son of billionaire parents who, following their death, offers a reward to anyone who can provide proof of life after death.

Marti Noxon, whose sci-fi credits includes writing and producing “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (as well as producing other hit shows like “Glee,” “Mad Men,” and “Grey’s Anatomy”) will join Shyamalan as co-writer and co-executive producer. Ashwin Rajan, who has worked with Shyamalan on “Devil” and “After Earth,” will also executive produce, while Shyamalan directs.

Shyamalan’s next movie, “After Earth” starring Will and Jaden Smith, is in post-production, leaving the director free to start work on “Proof,” though no filming or premiere dates have been set by the cable network. “Proof” would join SyFy’s existing shows, “Total Blackout” and “Lost Girl,” which were recently renewed for additional seasons.

“Proof” marks Shyamalan’s first foray into the world of television.

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