Syfy developing new Prison drama entitled 51st State

Published On January 13, 2015 » 493 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
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51st State is set to be a new series on Syfy about a “futuristic prison society”, written by Dallas Buyers Club scribe Craig Borten.

51st State is set in the United States at a time when the country is confronted by a prison population stretched to the limit. To remedy the situation the U.S. purchases Greenland and converts it into a frontier prison colony. Promised conditional freedom, the inmates are driven to the edge of their humanity when that promise, along with others, is broken. Struggling to seize control and exact revenge, reluctant heroes emerge — but what exactly are they fighting for?

The drama comes from Fox 21 TV Studios and Chernin Entertainment.

The one-hour drama will centre on the United States purchase of Greenland to be used as a prison colony with both male and female convicts incarcerated together.

Other titles on Syfy’s development slate include Krypton from David S Goyer and Incorporated from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films.

More on this as we have it.

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