Red Faction's Made For TV Movie May Spawn A Series

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THQ's plans for a Red Faction movie may be just the beginning for the Martian sci-fi smash 'em up. The SyFy network-produced made for TV movie may eventually become its own ongoing series.

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NBC Universal cable network Syfy is planning a "major expansion of its Syfy Games unit" this year, writes Broadcasting & Cable, which includes more than just the De Blob animated series and Red Faction movie. SyFy is hoping its "big Syfy Saturday movie" turns out to be a "great back-door pilot."

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Meaning, the Red Faction's two-hour-long pilot begets a fully-fledged series, similar in style to the science fiction network's Battlestar Galactica, which started life as a mini-series.

Broadcasting & Cable says the deal between THQ and SyFy goes even further, with the SyFy Games division helping to produce "the next iteration of the Red Faction video-game series" and WWE Smackdown, to which THQ holds video game rights, going to SyFy in the fall.

How many of you one-million-strong Red Faction fans are excited?

Syfy Expanding Video-Game Business [Broadcasting & Cable via Press the Buttons/Joystiq]

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To everyone claiming Syfy sucks:

This list reveals shows Syfy has either created or bought the rights to air. (These are only the ones I have seen)

Now can you really tell me Syfy hasn't made you happy in one way or another.

Andromeda

Battlestar Galactica

Caprica

Doctor Who (Now in BBC America)

Eureka

Farscape

The Invisible Man

Sanctuary

Stargate SG-1

Stargate Atlantis

Stargate Universe

Warehouse 13

Firefly

Jake 2.0

Star Trek: Enterprise

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Babylon 5

Earth: Final Conflict

Star Trek

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars