SYFY will premiere “The Pole,” followed by “The Summoner,” on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:15pm ET/PT.
After a scandal involving “Saint” Nick (Bobby Moynihan) rocks the holly jolly foundations of the North Pole, all hell breaks loose as the future of Christmas turns into a twisted power struggle for the Red Suit. As Nick, the 20th to wear the Suit, struggles with the age-old question of naughty vs. nice, his wife Mrs. Claus, aka Gretchen (Jillian Bell), works to keep the political machine (toy production) afloat. It isn’t easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick’s head elf Matilda (Nicole Byer) and political activist Helenor (Sasheer Zamata), as well as parenting two sons – Nick’s mini-me Harry (Sungwon Cho) and the crown prince, Jack (Timothy Simons), who’s not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama at the Pole? Cocoa (Colin Jost), host of “Morning Cocoa,” the North Pole news program.
The six-episode, 15-minute comedy is created by Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman. The series is produced by Yeti Farm Creative and Executive Produced by Mark Gordon.
Premiering directly after new episodes of The Pole is The Summoner. “The Summoner” is created by Charlie Hankin and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. In it, Rory (Charlie Hankin), in his 20’s and living on his own for the first time, has found himself in a small two-bedroom with the Summoner (Hankin), a magical alien with the power to summon any object to his present location. The 10-episode, five-minute long sitcom also stars Cree Summers.