Since its premiere, “Warehouse 13” has been an important part of Syfy’s summer line-up.
The bizarre dramedy show quickly set a new record for the cable channel as the most watched series in its history, with an average of 3.4 million viewers tuning in last year.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy are hoping to replicate the show’s success by commissioning a spin-off show based around the character of H.G. Wells. If the idea goes to series, Wells will find herself in the 1890’s using her unique insights (including her scientific experience) to solve the mysteries of that era. The show is also described as a steampunk series.
In her exploits, Wells will work with a mechanical engineer and the police commissioner to put the pieces together and solve inexplicable crimes that have taken place. Her mis-adventures will then inspire her brother to write about them, with each episode serving as inspiration.
The character of H.G. Wells has previously been seen in “Warehouse 13” where she was depicted as an Agent of Warehouse 12 in the late 19th century. It’s not clear if actress Jaime Murray will reprise her role. This new project is still in the early phases with “Warehouse 13” showrunner Jack Kenny signed on to develop the show.
“Warehouse 13” premiered in 2009 and was described as “The X-Files” meets “Indiana Jones.” The opening episode was also the third best premiere ever for the cabler, being beaten only by “Stargate: Atlantis” which launched in 2004 and “Eureka” in 2006.
The third season of “Warehouse 13” begins on July 11.