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Sci-Fi Project From 'Walking Dead' Producer in the Works at USA THR

"Walking Dead" producer Gale Anne Hurd is working on a sci-fi pilot set in World War II for USA Network, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.

Hurd will executive produce, while "Burn Notice" writer Bridget Tyler will write the script and also executive produce, the story notes.

USA Network has given a cast-contingent pilot order to the project, called "Horizon." The female-centric piece focuses on a secretary at the FBI whose husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship. The protagonist becomes the central figure in a potential confrontation between Earth and alien invaders.

The project is the first period drama at USA, and also the first genre show since "The 4400," which ran from 2004-2007, the article notes.