The series will follow the 1890s adventures of H.G. Wells, a recurring character in the show’s second season played by Jaime Murray.
“While it is still in the early stages and thus subject to change, the idea is to put Wells in a 1890s steampunk environment,” the site reports. “Despite Warehouse 12’s efforts to recruit her, she would remain a free agent who uses her knowledge of contemporary science to solve murders and other mysteries.
“In this incarnation, she would enlist the help of a mechanical engineer and utilize her relationship with the police commissioner to solve what appear to be unsolvable cases. Both the skills and style she employs will become the framework for the well-known stories of H.G. Wells, as written by her brother.”
The project is being developed by Warehouse 13 showrunner Jack Kenny and another writer. Warehouse 13 averaged 3.4 million viewers last summer (which would include DVR-delayed viewing), according to the Reporter.
Also on Syfy’s development slate in the scripted drama category is Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (which is currently producing a pilot for the network and hasn’t been greenlit to series yet), and Alphas, which premieres its first season on Mondays this July.
Warehouse 13 returns with its third season on July 11.