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Syfy Orders Hybrid VR/Linear Scripted Series

Syfy has ordered the first hybrid virtual reality, digital, and linear television series. Halycon takes places in 2058 and is about a murder investigation that takes place in virtual reality.

The channel will make 5 of the show’s 15 episodes for the Oculus Rift, and 10 for television. The full 15 episodes will be available on Syfy’s website.

“Syfy is the perfect home for launching this innovative, hybrid linear and virtual reality series,” says Steve Patscheck, executive VP of global programming at NBCU International Networks. “We look forward to partnering with Secret Location on Halycon, as Syfy international channels break new ground with the launch of the brand’s first scripted virtual reality series.”