M. Night Shyamalan pilot coming to SyFy
The Sixth Sense’s M. Night Shyamalan and Buffy’s Marti Noxon are to collaborate on Proof, a series about life after death…
Heading in the opposite direction to the current raft of TV writers and producers moving into film (Matthew Weiner, Seth MacFarlane, Josh Schwartz, Ryan Murphy…), M. Night Shyamalan is making his TV debut with a SyFy pilot: Proof.
Based on an original idea by Shyamalan, Proof is the story of the orphaned son of billionaire parents (think someone’s been to their local bat-multiplex of late?) who offers a reward to anyone who can present proof of life after death.
It’s fair to say that few of the director’s recent cinematic efforts have earned him critical praise, the cumulative Rotten Tomatoes score of his last four of his feature films (Devil, The Last Airbender, The Happening, Lady In The Water) not even breaking the 100 mark. New sci-fi venture After Earth starring Will and Jayden Smith may well break that trend, but if not, perhaps TV will be a welcome home for his trademark high concept twists.
Working with Shyamalan on the Proof pilot is veteran TV writer and producer Marti Noxon (Buffy, Angel, Mad Men, Glee), and past collaborator Ashwin Rajan.