M. Night Shyamalan (Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense) and Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fright Night remake) have been given a pilot order on their new drama project. Deadline reports that SyFy has picked up Proof. The show is about "the son of a billionaire tech genius who, after the tragic accident and sudden death of his parents, offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death."
Shyamalan and Noxon are set to co-write the story. Shyamalan, Noxon and Ashwin Rajan executive produce for Universal Cable Prods, with Shyamalan intended to direct the potential pilot.
I am looking forward to seeing Shyamalan's next film, After Earth, which stars Will and Jaden Smith. With Noxon and Shyamalan teaming on the writing, this could be a great TV series. The fact that it is on SyFy does not bode well in my mind. What are your thoughts on the concept? Do you think Shyamalan will have better luck on the small screen?