However, Deadline today is reporting that Syfy has announced 51st State being "in development." The SciFi drama hails from Craig Borten, and a review of his profile on IMDB.com shows ... well ... absolutely nothing in the SciFi arena. As a matter of fact, it only shows a single completed entry, that being as an apparent co-writer of the AIDS-themed drama, Dallas Buyers Club. The premise of said 51st State indicates that the United States has purchased Greenland and turned it into a massive island penitentiary (I'm thinking of Escape from New York for some reason now); and Uncle Sam then reneges on granting said inmates provisional freedoms, which leads to a revolt.
Hmm. How 'bout that?
Again, one would think that a network seriously dedicated to SciFi might actually seek out and explore properties from folks with some experience in that genre ... but it is what it is.
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em ...