SCI FI has given a greenlight to the two-hour pilot “Warehouse 13.” Part “X-Files,” part “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and part “Moonlighting,” this new one-hour dramedy from Universal Media Studios is slated to begin production in December with an eye toward a summer 2008 premiere.
After saving the life of the President, two FBI agents find themselves abruptly “promoted” and relocated to windswept South Dakota. Their new top-secret location is Warehouse 13 a massive, secret storage facility that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government over the centuries. In addition to searching the country for several missing objects discovered stolen from the Warehouse, their job is to monitor for new reports of supernatural and paranormal activity that could indicate the presence of another object they must investigate and safely bring back to the vaults of Warehouse 13.
“Warehouse 13” is based on a script by Rockne O’Bannon and Jane Espenson and D. Brent Mote, and will be produced by Universal Media Studios.
“Like our successful series ‘Eureka,’ ‘Warehouse 13’ is a fun, intriguing concept that should continue to broaden our audience through present-day, relatable stories with an imaginative twist,” stated Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, SCI FI. “Rockne has delivered a wonderful script and we can’t wait to get this into production.”