Syfy announced today that is adapting Frederik’s Pohl’s award winning novel Gateway into a one-hour series. Here are the details:
Syfy today announced that it will develop Frederik Pohl’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Gateway about humanity’s encounter with a mysterious, ancient alien civilization as a one-hour scripted series. David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Josh Pate (Falling Skies) collaborated on the adaptation and will serve as executive producers on the series. Eick will revise a pilot script written by Pate and serve as showrunner.
In Gateway, humanity discovers an asteroid teeming with the long abandoned spaceships of an advanced alien race — the Heechee – setting in motion a gold rush for alien artifacts and technology. The ships are preprogrammed, transporting their voyagers to distant worlds of riches — or certain death. Undaunted by the peril or the odds, prospector Robinette Broadhead gambles everything on a journey to Gateway. After one nightmare mission, he returns to extraordinary wealth and luxury, but is haunted by the loss of his crewmates, including the love of his life.
First published in 1977 by St. Martin’s Press, Gateway is a celebrated science fiction book that has won top writing awards including the Hugo Award® for Best Novel, the Nebula Award® for Best Novel, the Locus Award® for Best Novel and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award® for Best Science Fiction Novel, among others.