Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton has announced his new television series, titled The Wil Wheaton Project.
The Wil Wheaton Project (working title) will debut on Syfy later this spring.
On the weekly, thirty-minute show, Wheaton will “[provide] his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and expertise as he dissects the week’s most popular and trending topics across sci-fi film, television and pop culture, as well as video games, viral videos and news. Wil is on his feet for the rapid-fire half hour, delivering sharp, straight-to-camera commentary as he riffs his way through content clips. The result is a fun appreciation for all things science fiction.”
“I really love that I get to be part of something that brings Science Fiction back to Syfy,” said Wheaton, in a blog post today which chronicled the birth of the series. “…If I read correctly between the lines during our meetings with the Syfy executives, this is just the beginning of the network formerly known as Sci-Fi returning to its science fiction roots, which is awesome.
“The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen. It’s sort of like Talk Soup for geeks, with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that’s where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material. When we expanded to cover the scripted shows, we discovered that nobody was doing a show like this that was just focused on the genre shows that nerds like us love, and we decided that we’d make that show because of reasons.)”
The Wil Wheaton Project will air beginning Tuesday, May 27, at 10 PM ET/PT on Syfy.