You can’t take the science-fiction out of Masi Oka, so why would anyone think they could keep Masi Oka out of science-fiction for long?
Oka, best known for playing Hiro Nakamura in the one-time NBC hit “Heroes,” is coming back to the genre, working on a new pilot for Syfy.
Oka is teaming up with writer Alex Sabeti on “The Correctors,” a show focused a bit on time travel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sounds like familiar ground for Oka, whose character of Hiro would be able to jump all over the timescape.
Sabeti is very new to the whole writing and director scene. According to Internet Movie Database, Sabeti worked on only one other project before, writing and directing a short in 2005 called “Flat Tire.”
He will write “The Correctors,” while Oka will star and executive produce. It’s not clear if the project will interfere with Oka’s recurring role in CBS’ new hit, “Hawaii Five-0,” which involves “Star Trek’s” Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
The show centers around two agents in a department called the Exceptions Bureau, who are dispatched to a parallel universe where they inhabit the bodies of their identical selves in order to stop events from occurring, according to the trade publication.
“The Correctors” is just in pilot stage right now, so it won’t be until later this year before Syfy announces any decision for a series pickup.
Syfy has had some strong success in television series since the launch of “Battlestar Galactica” in 2005, including its best-rated scripted shows, “Warehouse 13” and “Eureka.” Syfy also has made some huge strides into reality television with the likes of “Ghost Hunters,” “Destination Truth” and “Fact or Faked,” which is breaking a number of ratings records for the cable channel.
But it has had some problems as well. It’s highly touted “Battlestar” spinoff “Caprica” was cancelled after one season, while another high-profile show, “Stargate: Universe,” was cancelled after two.