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Jane Espenson & Drew Z. Greenberg are developing a new show for Syfy

Sunday 16 January 2011, by Webmaster

’Buffy’ writers to pen Syfy’s Brit hit — EXCLUSIVE

Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg are going to write Syfy’s pilot-in-development Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) — based on the classic British TV show.

Espenson and Greenberg have plenty of Geek TV cred, with Espenson having written for Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse and Greenberg having worked on Dexter and Warehouse 13. Oh, and both wrote for a little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

For those who haven’t heard of this quirky-titled project, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is about a detective who’s murdered while investigating a case. He returns as a ghost, visible only to his former partner, and helps him solve crimes from beyond the grave.

It’s the ultimate mismatched buddy cops — one alive, one dead!

Syfy nabbed rights to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) last May from ITV. Bringing on top writers like this duo is another step forward to bringing this show to the small screen.

What do you think of this project? And will there be a Ghost Hunters crossover?