Gale Anne Hurd to Have a Close Encounter at Area 51

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“The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd is getting geared up to set her sights on another menace to the human race – aliens. Or at least a certain place located somewhere in the desert that’s known for housing aliens and their secrets.

According to THR, AMC is heading to “Area 51.” The cable network home to zombies is looking to add some extraterrestrials to its roster, putting author Annie Jacobsen’s best-seller Area 51 in its development pipeline.

Published in May, Jacobsen’s book revolves around the most famed military installation in the world that has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government and explores the myths about the area and those who believe that region is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Jacobsen interviewed 19 men who served on the base and additional servicemen who were employed there.

Hurd is on board to executive produce with Todd E. Kessler (“The Good Wife”) attached to pen the script; Jacobsen will serve as a co-producer on the effort, which is in development. Hurd will produce through her production company, Valhalla Entertainment (which has a pod deal with Universal Cable Productions), with AMC Studios.

AMC’s entry will take place in the 1950s-1960s and will focus on those who work at the base and protect the country’s secrets — including the remains of the alleged alien crash at Roswell.

More as it comes.

Gale Anne Hurd to Have a Close Encounter at Area 51

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