Syfy has given a 13-episode series order to alien terrorism drama Hunters.
Hunters, from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes), centers on an alien terrorist network on Earth.
The project is based on Whitley Strieber’s novel Alien Hunter, which follows a Philadelphia cop whose search for his missing wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists who may not be from this world.
Said: Syfy president Dave Howe:
“We were so impressed by the pilot script from this outstanding and accomplished creative team led by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez that we bypassed the traditional process and greenlit Hunters directly to series. This fast-paced and innovative program takes viewers inside a chilling yet all too familiar world.
Adding Hunters to new series such as The Expanse, 12 Monkeys and Killjoys, and the miniseries Childhood’s End, provides us with a formidable lineup of diverse, high-end science fiction,”
Hunters is the latest in an increasing line of high-concept serialized Syfy projects that include Z Nation, Ascension, The Expanse, 12 Monkeys, Killjoys, and Childhood’s End – not to mention Dominion and Defiance, which have yet to be renewed.