RHI Entertainment’s 4-hour TV movie adaptation of Philip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld is now scheduled to air on SyFy in April. SyFy Senior Vice President of Digital, Craig Engler, confirmed the news via SyFy’s twitter yesterday, saying “Riverworld will air in April.” Cinemablend.com previously reported an April 18th air date for the TV Event. The miniseries will star Alan Cumming, Laura Vandervoort (V, Smallville), and fan favorite Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse).
Our new omnibus reprint, Riverworld, which contains the first two books of the series, To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat, goes on sale March 30th, just in time for fans to read up before the miniseries!
Fan anticipation has been building since the project’s announcement last year:
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- SyFy’s ‘Riverworld’ Trailer
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