No stranger to the horror genre, writer Whitley Strieber penned the bestseller Communion, which was adapted into a 1989 film starring Christopher Walken. In 2008 he created and co-wrote the comic book miniseries The Nye Incidents, which is now headed to the small screen. Read on!
Per Deadline, YRF Entertainment has closed a deal to turn The Nye Incidents into an episodic drama, marking the production company’s first venture into television.
Written by author Whitley Strieber in collaboration with Craig Specter, the graphic novel centers on an obsessive but rational medical examiner who, investigating an apparent serial killer, becomes consumed with corpses that indicate the existence of extraterrestrial life. As she becomes immersed in the alien abductee community, she must uncover the truth to maintain her sanity.
YRF’s Uday Chopra will produce and serve as executive producer along with president of production Jonathan Reiman.
On a related note, Strieber’s Alien Hunter is the basis for Syfy’s new series “Hunters,” a 13-episode drama from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd that is set to debut in 2016.