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'Last Resort' Creator Working on Sci-Fi Drama for HBO Deadline

Karl Gajdusek, the creator and executive producer of ABC's canceled drama "Last Resort," is working on a sci-fi project with HBO called "The Spark," reports Deadline.com.

The project is set in the near future, when a female protagonist searches for the source of a signal from beyond the solar system, the story says. Gajdusek is writing and executive producing the project, which he said will touch on several pillars of science fiction, including alien contact and origin stories.

Since its horror show "Tales From the Crypt" in the 1990s, HBO has mostly stayed away from genre projects until it entered the fantasy arena with the hit "Game of Thrones," the piece notes.