Syfy has ordered straight to series Hunters, an adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel Alien Hunter, to be executive-produced by The Walking Dead vet Gale Anne Hurd.
Adapted by Natalie Chaidez (Heroes), who is also en EP, the 13-episode series will follow a Philadelphia cop’s search for his vanished wife — an odyssey that will lead him to a clandestine government organization that hunts a sect of ruthless, possibly extraterrestrial terrorists.
“We were so impressed by the pilot script from this outstanding and accomplished creative team led by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez,” Syfy president Dave Howe said in a statement. “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 the miniseries Childhood’s End, provides us with a formidable lineup of diverse, high-end science fiction.”
Hunters is expected to premiere sometime in 2016.