Showtime is Developing Syns


Showtime is developing a character-driven sci-fi-themed drama with “Jericho” consulting producer John McNamara and “Supernatural” supervising producer/writer Sera Gamble.

The Hollywood Reporter says “Syns” (formerly “Dolls’ Hospital”) centers on a world in which humanlike synthetic organisms, known as Syns, are used for various purposes. Showtime has bought U.S. rights to the project, which originally was developed at the BBC.

Stephen Volk created the British version; Gamble and McNamara are credited as co-creator/executive producers on the U.S. version. Gamble also is writing the script.