"The Sector," a sci-fi action-crime series from Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Prods., may get picked up by Discovery’s Science after Cinemax passed on it, reports Deadline.com.
Described as an action-crime show similar to "Blade Runner" and "District 9," the show was in development at Cinemax for several months, the story says.
But Cinemax decided to pass on the project as it already had another direct-to-series prime-time drama, "Strike Back," on the air; another, "Transporter," in production; and a a third, "Banshee," from Alan Ball, with a possible spring start, the story says.
Science is known for its documentary series, so an original scripted show might be a step toward raising the network’s profile, the story says. Science earlier this year picked up reruns of the popular sci-fi series "Firefly."