Syfy to Launch Futuristic Prison Drama 51st State

Syfy has announced that it will, with Fox 21 Television Studios, be developing a new futuristic prison-based drama series coming from the pen of Oscar nominee Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club). Borten, besides writing the script is also one of three executive producers, the others being Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Katherine Pope (New Girl).

51st State will be set in a world in which, struggling with too many prisoners, the United States buys Greenland and converts it into a uni-sex prison colony. The inmates are promised conditional freedom which is forever withheld from them, pushing them to breaking point. In the struggle to seize control, heroes emerge who are uncertain as to what they are really fighting for.

No other information has been announced as of yet but we will keep you posted as and when it becomes available.

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