Just one day after they pulled the plug on original series “Nightflyers,” Deadline reports today that Syfy is moving forward with a pilot episode for a new AI sci-fi series titled Cipher, which will star Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”) in the leading role. Sydney Morton (“She’s Gotta Have It”) has also joined the cast as a series regular.
In the series, “Following the recent death of his mother, 13-year-old video game junkie Asa’s (Gabriel Bateman) life changes yet again when his brain is implanted with one-of-a-kind computer technology, and the boy and his father John (Grenier) unwittingly find themselves at the center of the next great war – over artificial intelligence.”
“Grenier’s John returns to his hometown of Austin to raise his only child, Asa. When he learns that Asa’s life is in danger, John is forced to step up and protect his son.”
Kyla-Drew Simmons will also co-star.
The AI drama comes from Allison Miller (Strange Angel) and Universal Content Productions. Rough House Pictures (Halloween) is executive producing.