Syfy Plans Future Prison Tale “51st State”

Syfy is developing the one-hour drama series “51st State” which Fox 21 TV Studios and Chernin Entertainment will produce.

The story is set in a near future when the U.S. Government deals with its overcrowded prison problem by purchasing Greenland and converting it into a frontier prison colony with male and female convicts incarcerated together.

After promises of conditional freedom are broken, the inmates struggle to seize control and exact revenge. “Dallas Buyers Club” co-writer Craig Borten penned the show which Borten, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope will executive produce.

Source: Deadline