SyFy to Adapt ‘Alien Hunter’ into a Series
Recently, SyFy has moved back to its traditional kind of fare when it comes to programming — television shows such as “The X-Files” which have elements of classic science fiction. The network’s most recent line up and their current and upcoming television shows are a testament to this, such as “Haven,” “12 Monkeys,” “Childhood’s End” and “Killjoys.” These are all reminiscent to classic SyFy fare such as “Battlestar Galactica,” “Andromeda” and “Farscape.” This time, SyFy is adding another one its roster, as Deadline reports that the Whitley Strieber’s “Alien Hunter” will be adapted into a series for the channel. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to an exclusive scoop on Deadline, the new show, which has the working title “Hunters,” was ordered straight to series by SyFy. Thirteen episodes have already been ordered, which is based on the novel “Alien Hunter” written by Whitley Strieber.
“Alien Hunter” is the first in the Flynn Carroll and Alien Hunter series. According to the novel’s synopsis on Amazon, the novel follows Flynn Carroll, a policeman whose young wife disappears in the middle of the night. All the evidence points to the fact that she left all on her own, but Flynn Carroll does not believe this. He then launches an investigation and finds out that there are other similar cases, and it all seems to point to the fact that someone or somebody is abducting people. Because of his investigations, he gets noticed by Special Agent Diana Glass. Special Agent Glass is part of one of the most secretive police forces in the world — a police force that tracks down otherworldly and possibly alien criminals. He then ends up assisting Special Agent Diana Glass in some of the most dangerous missions he has ever been on in his life.
The television series will follow a somewhat similar thread. It will follow a Philadelphia police officer whose wife disappears without a trace one night. As he investigates his wife’s disappearance, he ends up uncovering a secret government organization which hunts down terrorists and criminals, who may or not live on planet Earth.
The series hails from Gale Anne Hurd, and the pilot will be written by Natalie Chaidez. Both Hurd and Chaidez will be executive producing the project, and it will be produced by Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions.
And that’s the latest update on SyFy’s newest project, “Hunters.” It is based on the book “Alien Hunter” by Whitley Strieber. For more news and updates on “Hunters” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch “Hunters” on SyFy in 2016.
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