It was announced this morning by The Hollywood Reporter that Syfy is currently developing the graphic novel Letter 44 as a new network series. Launched last October from publisher Oni Press, Letter 44 written by Charles Soule tells the story about a newly elected president who discovers through a letter from the previous commander-in-chief the discovery of an alien construction project by NASA.
If all goes as planned, Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3) will produce and direct the pilot. Eric Gitter (Scott Pigrim vs. the World), Peter Schwerin (The Flock), and Rene Echevarria (Terra Nova) are also set to co-produce. An official announcement from Syfy is expected later today.
Earlier Charles Soule confirmed the news via Twitter.
Here is the solicit for Letter 44 #1 from Oni Press.
Letter 44 #1 Written by Charles Soule. Art by Alberto Alburquerque
There’s something up there. As newly elected President Stephen Blades reads the letter left for him in the Oval Office by his predecessor, he learns this stunning secret: seven years earlier, NASA discovered an alien construction project in the asteroid belt. A crew of heroic astronauts was sent to investigate, and they’re nearing the conclusion of their epic journey. Don’t miss the first chapter in this thrilling tale of real-world space travel, intrigue, and secret histories!