Syfy has several interesting and diverse irons set in the proverbial fire of its upcoming schedule. Now, the genre-aimed NBCU cable outlet has announced a new addition in series Ghost Wars, described as a paranormal action series. As the show develops, we’ll keep this article update with the latest casting news, trailers, and other important information about Ghost Wars.
Ghost Wars Premiere Date
Ghost Wars will manifest as a 13-episode hour-long drama from Nomadic Pictures, set to premiere later on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the U.S. exclusively on Syfy, subsequently arriving everywhere else around the globe on Netflix. It will join executive producer Simon Barry’s other show, Van Helsing, for the fall Thursday line-up.
Ghost Wars Trailer
The latest trailer gives us a look at the meaning behind the “wars” part of Ghost Wars. How can the living fight the dead if they’re just spirits?
Ghost Wars released its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, and the creep factor is high on this one. We don’t recommend watching this right before bedtime.
Ghost Wars Cast News
While the prolific film actor, Vincent D’Onofrio, star of recent television events such as Emerald City and Daredevil, and Kim Coates, the veteran actor of Son of Anarchy fame are the clear headliners, its story – set in a remote Alaskan town – will center on an ethnically Indian outcast named Roman Mercer, played by Avan Jogia (pictured below) of Tut and Twisted.
While Roman is wrestling with his own demons while absorbing apparent prejudice from the locals, he must channel his repressed psychic powers to save the (initially ungrateful) town from a catastrophe caused by a mysterious outbreak of hauntings. The supporting cast consist of Kristin Lehman (Motive, The Killing) and operatic rock legend Meatloaf (Fight Club, The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
Ghost Wars will also feature Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove) as Dr. Landis Barker and Luvia Petersen (Continuum) as Val.
Ghost Wars News
Ghost Wars is the brainchild of creator Simon Barry, a visionary who Syfy has turned to previously for Van Helsing and Continuum and also headed the upcoming Canadian TV miniseries Bad Blood, which also stars Kim Coates. In explaining the series, Barry depicts a nuanced exploration of philosophical issues on top of some obligatory paranormal action, stating:
“Ghost Wars is not just a contemporary homage to classic psychological horror, it’s also an opportunity to tell stories about human politics and how we shape our beliefs and lives based on our individual perspectives and biases. Science, Humanism, Religion and the Paranormal all get a seat at the table.” Adding that the Ghost Wars team will, “hopefully elevate this genre series beyond expectations.”
Ghost Wars will feature a rotation of directors, notably David Von Ancken, a small screen-centric helmer whose recent resume entries – by no coincidence – contains many projects from which the cast are alumni such as Hell on Wheels, Code Black, Salem, Tut and Californication. Other episode directors include Leslie Hope (Aftermath), Michael Nankin (Van Helsing), Mathias Herdndl (Motive), Jason Priestley (Private Eyes) and Simon Barry (Continuum).