Sit the fuck down and prepare your eyeballs- USA have announced the best damn idea for a tv show in forever!
Eight years after the debut of its last sci-fi show, miniseries-turned-series 4400, USA Network is re-entering the genre space with Horizon, a cast-contingent drama pilot from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd.
Set during the height of World War II, Horizon centers on a secretary at the FBI who discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion. Bridget Tyler (Burn Notice) wrote the script and will co-executive produce. “Horizon is our first genre piece since The 4400 and the first ever period drama for the network,” said USA Network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber. “This signals the next step in the evolution of our programming brand.”
USA’s EVP Bill McGoldrick said the network’s brass “had been actively thinking about how to do genre and period dramas and what an USA genre and period show is” when SVP Alex Sepiol came across Tyler’s script submitted as a writing sample for a staffing job. Everyone loved the script, which combined period and genre drama. “We’ve killed two birds with one stone,” McGoldrick quipped. The number of birds quickly went up to three after Hurd was brought in as executive producer.
I am so here for this shit! Fuckyeah Walking Dead, keep driving your competitors to greater heights!