Syfy Orders Pilot Based On Morrison & Robertson's Happy!

Syfy has reportedly ordered a pilot based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's four-issue Image Comics series "Happy!" Universal Cable Productions is producing the project.

According to Deadline, Morrison and "Crank" writer-director Brian Taylor are writing the Happy! pilot. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film ("The Fast and the Furious"), alongside Morrison and Taylor, will executive produce.

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The series follows “Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated, ex-cop turned hit-man adrift in a twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit goes wrong, Nick finds a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail and a monstrous killer in a Santa suit on the loose. But his world is about to be changed forever by Happy, a tiny (imaginary) blue winged horse with a relentlessly positive attitude.”

Directed by Taylor, the "Happy!" pilot presumably goes into production later this year.

Additionally, Syfy has ordered pilots for "The Machine" and and "The Haunted." A sci-fi set to explore the dangers of artificial intelligence, "The Machine" follows "the epic conflict between man and technology through the lives and motivations of six interwoven characters – each of whom holds the key to humanity’s victory or its destruction." "The Haunted," a supernatural horror-drama, sees four siblings reunite after their parents' death, at the consequence of being haunted by ghosts -- literally -- of their past.

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