Syfy has placed a series order for a project from former “Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the cable channel made a 13-episode series order for “Hunters,” which is based on Whitley Strieber’s novel “Alien Hunter.”
The project was first put into development last year at Universal Cable Productions, the story notes. The drama will debut on Syfy in 2016; casting hasn’t been announced.
“The series follows a Pennsylvania detective-turned-suspect Flynn Carroll, who, after his wife mysteriously goes missing, is determined to prove his innocence and find her,” the story reports. “His search leads to evidence that dangerous alien cells are living among us, and the U.S. government has a secret organization in place to thwart their terrorist efforts.”
Natalie Chaidez of “Heroes” will write the script and executive produce with Hurd.
The order comes as Syfy is moving toward airing more science-fiction shows, with new projects in the work such as “12 Monkeys” and “The Expanse.”