Syfy Greenlights New Scripted Series ‘Hunters’

Syfy has given the greenlight to a new scripted series with the working title Hunters.

The network announced today that it has ordered 13 episodes of the new scripted show and that will be executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd, who has worked on The Walking Dead and The Terminator Trilogy, and Natalie Chaidez who’s worked on 12 Monkeys and Heroes.

Read the press release below to find out more about the series that will be joining the network in 2016.

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.

There’s no word on casting at the moment, but we’ll bring you details as we receive them.

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