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Syfy Orders ‘Hunters’ Series For 2016

Gale Anne Hurd spearheads adaption of Whitley Strieber’s bestselling novel


Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” is bringing a new science fiction series to Syfy in 2016.

Titled “Hunters,” the 13-episode series is based on “Alien Hunter,” a bestselling novel by Whitley Strieber that centers on a Philadelphia cop and a secret government organization hunting terrorists who may or may not be aliens.

“We were so impressed by the pilot script from this outstanding and accomplished creative team led by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez,” said Dave Howe, Syfy president. “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.”

Universal Cable Productions and Valhalla Entertainment will spearhead the project with Hurd (“Aliens) executive producing along with Chaidez (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), who will also serve as a writer.

“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,” Hurd said.

Syfy has recently made an aggressive push for new scripted content, often bypassing the pilot stage. Its upcoming series also include “The Magicians,” “Ascension” and “Killjoys.”

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