Filming is now underway on Ghost Wars starring Twisted‘s Avan Jogia, Sons of Anarchy‘s Kim Coates, Emerald City‘s Vincent D’Onofrio, Motive‘s Kristin Lehman, and Meatloaf. The 13 episode one-hour dramatic series is targeting a 2017 premiere on Syfy (in the U.S.) and Netflix. Van Helsing‘s Simon Barry created the series and is on board as the showrunner. Production is currently taking place in Vancouver and is expected to wrap up in August.
David Von Ancken (Tut, Salem) is directing episodes of season one as are Leslie Hope (Aftermath), Michael Nankin (Van Helsing), Mathias Herdndl (Motive), Jason Priestley (Private Eyes), and Simon Barry (Continuum). Nomadic Pictures is producing the paranormal action series and Barry, Von Ancken, Dennis Heaton, Chad Oakes, and Mike Frislev are executive producing.
“Ghost Wars is not just a contemporary homage to classic psychological horror, it’s also an opportunity to tell stories about human politics and how we shape our beliefs and lives based on our individual perspectives and biases,” says Barry. “Science, Humanism, Religion and the Paranormal all get a seat at the table. I’m grateful that Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev have assembled such a wealth of talent, both in front of and behind the camera, to hopefully elevate this genre series beyond expectations.”
“We are very fortunate to be working again with Chris Regina and his creative Syfy team on Ghost Wars,” said Chad Oakes, Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures. “Adding Simon Barry’s writing and leadership skills with the directing talent of our dear friend David Von Ancken…with our amazing cast…we could not be happier.”
“Our creative team have penned a paranormal chiller thriller set in Port Moore, Alaska. D’Onofrio, Coates, Jogia… stay tuned for an eerie nail biter. Nomadic is ecstatic to partner with Netflix on Ghost Wars,” added Mike Frislev Co-Chairman Nomadic Pictures.
The Plot: The series is set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces. Local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.