If there’s a more genre-friendly producer than Gale Anne Hurd, I’ve never heard of them. From countless forays into big screen horror and sci-fi to the rousing success of television’s “The Walking Dead,” Hurd has had plenty of success exploring the dark side of those mediums. And thankfully, she’s not done yet.
Hurd will produce “Horizon”, a science fiction series for the USA Network.
According to Deadline, “Horizon” centers on a secretary at the FBI who discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion. Bridget Tyler (“Burn Notice”) wrote the script and will co-executive produce for Universal Cable Prods. and Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, which has a deal at the studio. “’Horizon’ is our first genre piece since ‘The 4400’ and the first ever period drama for the network,” said USA Network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber. “This signals the next step in the evolution of our programming brand.”
USA has had some success with sci-fi in the past, having produced the fan favorite “The 4400” in 2004 (trailer below). Keep watching this space. We’ll bring you more on “Horizon” as we have it.
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