Syfy Kicks Off Principal Photography on New Series Superstition
XLrator Media, MVPTV, and Syfy have kicked off production on the upcoming supernatural drama series “Superstition,” which will end up being 12 episodes that will air this fall on Syfy. Netflix will be streaming the series outside of the US.
XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon states, “XLrator Media is proud to partner with SYFY, Netflix, and Mario Van Peebles’ MVPTV on our first global television series. ‘Superstition’ will showcase a brilliant cast of seasoned veterans and talented newcomers and is created and produced by people who love and appreciate intelligent, well-crafted genre content.”
“This is a golden age for great television, and I look forward to doing some of the most creative, exciting, and boundary-pushing work of my career,” adds Mario Van Peebles.
The cast will include Mario Van Peebles, Robinne Lee (“House of Payne,” “Being Mary Jane”), Brad James (“For Better or Worse”), W. Earl Brown (“Preacher,” “Deadwood,” “Bates Motel”), Demetria McKinney (“House of Payne,” “Saints and Sinners”), Diamond Dallas Page (“WWE Monday Night RAW,” The Devil’s Rejects), Morgana Van Peebles (We the Party, IF), and newcomers T.C. Carter and Tatiana Lia Zappardino.
“Superstition” is produced by Barry Gordon, Mario Van Peebles, and Mitchell Galin. Joel Anderson Thompson (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Boomtown,” “House M.D.”) is the co-creator and showrunner, and Laurence Andries (“Alias,” “Six Feet Under) is executive producer.
The series revolves around the Hastings family, who have owned the only funeral home and graveyard in La Rochelle for as long as anyone can recall. In addition to providing services for all faiths, the family specialty is handling “afterlife care” for the unexplained deaths of folks at the hands of demonic Infernals and other unworldly phenomena that have long haunted the town.
Over the years the Hastings have developed a skill set in the dark arts to help combat this regular “Infernal problem” of La Rochelle. The family uses arcane weaponry, brute strength, mystical alchemy skills, and a deep knowledge of the occult and ancient lore from around the world to quell the evil within the shadows of the town.