Sci Fi unearths "Warehouse 13"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci Fi Channel is opening the doors to “Warehouse 13,” a comedy-drama described as part “X-Files,” part “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and part “Moonlighting.”

The cable channel has ordered a two-hour pilot of the project, which revolves around two FBI agents who, after saving the life of the U.S. president, are abruptly “promoted” and relocated to Warehouse 13, a top-secret location in South Dakota that houses artifacts, relics and supernatural objects the U.S. government has collected over the centuries. The duo’s assignment is to retrieve missing objects and investigate reports of new ones.

It is being eyed for a summer premiere.

“Warehouse 13” was written by “Farscape” creator Rockne O’Bannon, “Battlestar Galactica” co-executive producer Jane Espenson and D. Brent Mote. Ronald Moore, creator of Sci Fi’s signature series “Galactica,” was involved in the project early on but isn’t any longer.

“Warehouse 13” joins another two-hour pilot, the futuristic “Revolution,” which recently was greenlighted by the cable channel, and “Ghost Hunters International,” a spinoff of Sci Fi’s breakout hit “Ghost Hunters.”

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