Syfy has picked up the 90-minute pilot “Three Inches” from Fox Television Studios, writer Harley Peyton (“Twin Peaks”) and executive producer Bob Cooper.
The project centers on an underachiever who gains the power to move any object using his mind, but only for a distance of three inches. He recruits a team of fellow heroes, each with their own less-than-spectacular abilities.
“‘Three Inches’ is a fun, smart, offbeat spin on the superhero genre,” Syfy executive vp development Mark Stern said. “It’s a very postmodern approach, with a really wonderful, tongue-in-cheek script.”
The network hopes to at least pick up one of its two pilots. The other, “Alphas,” also is about a team with superpowers.