Around the same moment Red Faction: Armageddon hits UPS trucks, SyFy will begin airing an origin story based in the same universe. The oft-talked-about pairing between THQ and the cable network begins in earnest March 2011, kicking off with a two-hour pilot for a hopeful TV series called Red Faction: Origins.
The pilot (read: producers aren't sure we'll buy into this) will be set between the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla and Armageddon and revolve around another less-notable Mason, Alec Mason's "last surviving son" Jake.
In the show, Jake finds himself in an unusual pickle. A couple of decades after Martian freedom, Jake's sister Lyra is kidnapped by "vengeful enemies." But just as Jake finds her after a long search, a "new enemy swarms across the planet" and he learns that his little sis is, in fact, one of those bad guys. She wants what they want--the red planet in chains. Talk about ironic, right?
No word on exact date or what it'll take to keep the project afloat, but we'll surely hear more of this partnership as the 2011 date comes closer into focus.