SYFY’s new horror/comedy/drama series SurrealEstate premieres on July 16. The series follows real estate agent Luke Roman (Tim Rozon, Wynonna Earp), owner of The Roman Agency, which takes on unique, hard-to-sell listings. Luke and his elite team of specialists research, investigate, and “fix” haunted and possessed homes so that instead of buyers running from them, they will flock to these listings. At the same time, each member of this team is dealing with demons of their own.
As the series opens, agent Susan Ireland (Sarah Levy, Schitt’s Creek) joins the team. She is a great real-estate agent, but had recently been fired from her old agency after having an affair with her married boss. At first glance, it looks like she may be out of her league with this new niche firm, but she has some secrets in her own past that make her more than qualified. However, Susan’s pursuit of perfection and very specific way of doing things initially gets her off to a rocky start with the rest of the team. Fallen priest Father Phil Orley (Adam Korson) is the researcher, looking into each property’s past for any clues as to what may be haunting it. IT guy August Ripley (Maurice Dean Wint), invents all the unique tech the team uses to identify and neutralize paranormal threats. And office manager Zooey L’Enfant (Savannah Basley) is more than just an office manager. The series is a fun mix of humor and spookiness, with some interesting and entertaining characters and cases. Each episode finds the team dealing with some new haunted listing of the week, while also exploring some ongoing storylines, and further developing and exploring the backstories of the main characters. I have already checked out the first 8 episodes of the season and look forward to seeing more!
Earlier today I got the chance to speak with series star Tim Rozon about the show in a roundtable discussion with three other journalists (from The TV MegaSite, Starry Constellation Magazine and AIPT). Some of the the things Tim discussed are how his belief in ghosts changed based on the spooky experiences of the show’s guest stars, the show’s use of comedy and humor, what it was like reuniting with Melanie Scrofano, whether he would want Luke’s ability to see and speak with ghosts, how the series has changed his opinions of realtors, what drew him to the role and how Luke differs from Doc Holliday, doing both drama and comedy, the family dynamic of the series, Luke’s journey for the season, what Luke sees in Susan, and more.
Check out the conversation below and tune into the premiere of SurrealEstate Friday July 16 at 10pm ET/PT on SYFY!