Hunters, Syfy’s new series from The Walking Dead producer Gale Ann Hurd, has found its female lead in Britne Oldford.
The young actress has had her fair share of interesting roles, like starring in MTV’s Skins, FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and ABC Family’s short-lived Pretty Little Liars spinoff, Ravenswood, among many others, and now she’s been tapped as the female lead in the network’s new alien drama. Oldforde will reportedly star opposite Aussie actor Nathan Phillips, who was recently announced as the male lead for the show.
In the series, 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. Aussie actor Nathan Phillips has signed on to play lead role of Flynn Carroll, “the former FBI agent suffering from PTSD whose hallucinations get worse fro the stress of his wife going missing,” according to Deadline.
Hunters is a welcome addition to the Syfy roster, fitting right in with the network’s strategy to create bold and distinctive sci-fi fantasy drama and joins Syfy’s roster of high-profile scripted and development projects, including the recently-announced series pickup of The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling books; the December’s 10-part series The Expanse ; Arthur C. Clarke’s mini-series Childhood’s End, also set to premiere this December; David Goyer’s Superman prequel, Krypton; and Incorporated, a pilot thriller from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.