Wil Wheaton took to his blog last week to update us on a project that he’s been working on for the last year. To be officially called The Wil Wheaton Project, Wil described the new show as;
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.
In his blog post, Wil talks about his initial meeting with a production company over a year ago, pitching the show to the network, through to filming the non-airing pilot and the final pick-up by the network. Officially picked up by the SyFy network for 12 episodes, The Wil Wheaton Project is set to premiere on May 27 at 10 p.m. ET.
I’m a huge fan of Wil’s work, both on and off screen, and I can’t wait to see this new show. If you’re a fan like me, don’t forget to check out all the other places he lurks. You can find him hosting his TableTop Gaming show for the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and of course, his blog.
Syfy has greenlit the 12-episode summer series, The Wil Wheaton Project (working title), a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The 30-minute show will offer a funny, fast-paced exploration and celebration of science fiction and genre entertainment. The series premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10PM ET/PT on Syfy.
Each week, Wil provides 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.