SyFy Developing Old Man’s War into a TV Series

By April Lara | 2 years ago
SyFy Developing Old Man’s War into a TV Series

SyFy has found another show to add in its roster of established sci-fi themed series in “Ghost Brigades.” Read on to find out more about SyFy’s new TV show.

According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), the network has started developing the novel into a TV series with a few changes. The adaptation will be based on the novel “Old Man’s War,” which was written by John Scalzi.


“Ghost Brigades” follows the story of John Perry. He was an old man who’s gotten enlisted to join Colonial Defense Force. He will arrive to learn more about the technology and the group with the help of a mysterious woman. He will join their mission on fighting against the high-tech expansion of humans into cosmos. The said technological breakthrough enabled humans to transfer their experiences and consciousness to much younger host bodies.

SyFy has bagged the rights for it and will turn the show into a TV series. It was after Paramount did not push through with the project despite getting the rights for the adaptation of the novel. It was also reported that the network decided not to skip the events on the first novel.

Moreover, Scalzi explained more about the TV adaptation in a post on his official website. He shared that the series will also add several from the various books included in the OMW universe.

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