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Syfy Greenlights Alien Terrorist Drama ‘Hunters’ From ‘Walking Dead’ Producer

Series from Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez gets 13 episodes

Syfy has greenlit a new 13-episode scripted series, “Hunters,” from “Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd, the network announced on Wednesday.

The series is based on Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel “Alien Hunter” and will follow a secret government agency tracking a ruthless group of extraterrestrial terrorists. “Hunters,” which is only a working title at this point, is expected to premiere in 2016.

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Hurd will executive produce with Natalie Chaidez (“Heroes”), who is also writing.

Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio with Valhalla Entertainment as the production company.

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“We were so impressed by the pilot script from this outstanding and accomplished creative team led by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez,” Syfy’s president Dave Howe said in a statement. “This fast-paced and innovative story takes viewers inside a chilling yet all too familiar world. Adding ‘Hunters’ to new series such as ‘The Expanse,’ ’12 Monkeys,’ and the miniseries ‘Childhood’s End,’ provides us with a formidable lineup of diverse, high-end science fiction.”