Syfy Greenlights Time Travel Pilot ‘Rewind’

Sadly, the network doesn't use its new power to undo the cancellations of "Farscape," "Stargate Universe" and "Eureka."

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Imagine if you had the power to go back in time and change the future for the better. Or perhaps you've seen "Quantum Leap," "Seven Days" and the movie "Source Code." Syfy certainly has!

According to Deadline, Syfy has ordered "Rewind," its first pilot in over a year. Even more unusual, "Rewind" will be a two hour pilot; which suggests that the network can air it as a TV movie if the potential series isn't picked up.

The premise for "Rewind" revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who are forced to use untested time travel technology in an attempt to prevent a terrorist attack in the future. If you've just had a moment of deja-vu, that was basically the plot for "Source Code" too… minus the team aspect.

"Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" screenwriter Justin Marks is writing the script for "Rewind" and he will executive produce the potential series alongside Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Tom Spezialy ("Chaos"); who will also serve as the showrunner.

"Rewind" is also a co-production between Universal Cable Prods and BermanBraun, the production company behind "Alphas."

“We couldn’t be happier to be back in business with BermanBraun,” said Syfy President of Original Content, Mark Stern. “Justin Marks has created a time-travel series with an exciting innovative approach that really exemplifies Syfy’s commitment to bring compelling storytelling to life.” 

"Rewind" is expected to enter production in April. As it happens, CBS is actually developing a "Source Code" TV series, which could conceivably be filmed around the same time if it is also picked up to the pilot stage.

You've heard the premise, now tell us what you think about Syfy's potential new time travel series! And if you have a TARDIS or a time-traveling DeLorean then you can leave your comments yesterday.