Syfy’s Hot Set, a movie set design competition series from Mission Control Media (Face Off), will premiere on September 18.
The six-episode series, announced during Syfy’s Upfront presentation, sees two Hollywood production designers and their teams create original movie sets inspired by science fiction, fantasy or horror genres. Each episode is a complete competition, with new production designers introduced each week.
Radio and television personality Ben Mankiewicz hosts the series, while judges include Curt Beech (The Coup, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez); two-time Oscar nominee Lilly Kilvert (The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall); and Art Directors Guild Award nominee Barry Robison (X- Men Origins, Wedding Crashers, The Chronicles of Narnia).
The production designers each have a budget, time limit, and two team members to help them execute the challenges, which range from a devastated alien landscape to a throne room for an alien queen.
The Hot Set contestants are Greg Arnowitz, Carlos Osorio, Abra Brayman, Craig Pavilionis, Charlotte Newman, Roger Ambrose, Thomas Brown, Brandy Alexander, Carol Clements, and Tudor Boloni.
Mission Control Media’s Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian serve as executive producers along with Aliyah Silverstein.