Syfy orders new 'Opposite Worlds' reality series to premiere on January 21
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/06/2013
Syfy has announced it's ordered Opposite Worlds, a new reality competition with a sci-fi twist that will feature contestants competing in a past vs. future concept.
Opposite Worlds, which is scheduled to premiere January 21, will feature 14 strangers being divided into two teams and living in a house that's separated into two different worlds -- one of the past and one of the future.
The two teams, physically separated by a glass wall, will face off with advantages and disadvantages pertaining to their given environment.
Opposite Worlds will be Syfy's first reality series to feature a live weekly broadcast similar to that of Big Brother's. The series will run for six weeks and air two episodes a week, with the latter being a live show.
Every week, cast members will compete in a series challenges and, in an interactive format, viewers at home will be asked to participate in real-time via social media to affect each player's fate in the game.
"Opposite Worlds delivers on Syfy's on-going strategy to create fully immersive 360 transmedia experiences... It invites our audience, who thrive on seeking out what's new and next, to participate in the ultimate multiplatform experience," Syfy president Dave Howe said in a statement.
"And with Syfy's first-ever weekly live series, they will have the opportunity to become a part of a groundbreaking social experiment, which engages them, as well as the players onscreen, to influence the show's story-telling action and outcomes."
The series is based upon Mundos Opuestos, a Chilean reality series, and is being executive produced by Eyeworks USA with JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, and Adam Kaloustian serving as executive producers.