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Erin Strecker
August 03, 2012 AT 04:08 PM EDT

Here’s a shocking twist!

Syfy has finalized a deal with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) and television producer Marti Noxon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) to produce the scripted pilot project Proof, the network announced today. “In Proof, after the tragic accident and sudden death of his parents, the son of a billionaire tech genius offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death,” a press release states.

Shyamalan and Noxon will co-write the pilot, with Shyamalan directing. No air date or casting has been announced.

Proof marks Shyamalan’s first foray into television. His last film that he wrote and directed, 2010’s The Last Airbender, was a critical and commercial misstep. Shyamalan will also direct the upcoming Will and Jaden Smith movie After Earth.

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