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In Syfy's '51st State,' Greeland Is One Giant Prison

Sorry, Greenland, in the future you'll be transformed into a massive U.S. prison colony. At least that's the setting for 51st State, a drama series being developed by Syfy.

The project hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and Dallas Buyers Club screenwriter Craig Borten, who will pen the pilot and executive produce alongside Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

Here's a synopsis from Syfy:

As 51st State unfolds, the United States, confronting a prison population stretched to the limit, purchases Greenland and converts it into a frontier prison colony with male and female convicts incarcerated together.

Promised conditional freedom, the inmates are driven to the edge of their humanity when that promise, along with others, is broken. Struggling to seize control and exact revenge, reluctant heroes emerge -- but what exactly are they fighting for?

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