SYFY GREENLIGHTS NEW SCRIPTED SERIES HUNTERS (WORKING TITLE)
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS GALE ANNE HURD AND NATALIE CHAIDEZ
BASED ON WHITLEY STRIEBER’S BEST SELLING NOVEL
UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS TO SERVE AS STUDIO WITH VALHALLA ENTERTAINMENT AS PRODUCTION COMPANY
NEW YORK – September 24, 2014 – Syfy today announced it is greenlighting a new 13-episode scripted series, Hunters (working title), about an alien terrorist network on Earth, from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator Trilogy) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes), who will also be the writer.
Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio with Valhalla Entertainment as the production company. Hunters is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2016.
In Hunters, based on Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel Alien Hunter, the disappearance of a decorated Philadelphia cop’s wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists – shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.
In making the announcement, Dave Howe, President, Syfy, said: “We were so impressed by the pilot script from this outstanding and accomplished creative team led by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez. This fast-paced and innovative story takes viewers inside a chilling yet all too familiar world. Adding Hunters to new series such as The Expanse, 12 Monkeys, and the miniseries Childhood’s End, provides us with a formidable lineup of diverse, high-end science fiction.”
“As a longtime fan of Whitley’s, I am absolutely thrilled to collaborate with everyone at Syfy and UCP, as well as the uber-talented showrunner, Natalie Chaidez, to bring Hunters to life,” said Hurd.
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