While SyFy is still considering how to develop Three Inches, one option the network is looking at is to shorten the series to become a half-hour long drama instead of an hour-long show. In a recent decision by SyFy, Alphas was the superhero-series that came out on top between the two pilots to develop. SyFy’s VP of Original Programming Mark Stern assured all that Three Inches is not being dropped:
“We found ourselves with two pilots that we loved. They were both excellent and tested very well. Ultimately it came down to which pilot would work best as an hour-long franchise.
We loved the cast and the directing, and the writing was fantastic, but it’s very similar to Alphas. Now we have to figure out a way so both shows can live on our air.”
Other options that the network is considering is to change the show’s focus to being “less mission-oriented and more about the characters and their lives, or focusing more on the central character (played by Noah Reid) and not so much on [his] team”.
Three Inches’ sci-fi star-studded cast includes James Marsters (Dragonball 2, Caprica, Smallville), Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Not for Nothing), Stephanie Jacobsen (Melrose Place, Battlestar Galactica: Razor), Antony Del Rio (The Superhero Squad Show, God of War: Ghost of Sparta), Naoko Mori (Lennon Naked, Torchwood), Kyle Schmid (Smallville, The Covenant) and Brandon Jay McLaren (Human Target, Being Erica).
The pilot for the show was penned by Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks).