USA Orders Sci-Fi Pilot Set During WWII

First new idea any TV network has had in a decade.

USA Network is going back into the sci-fi business.

The cable network has given a cast-contingent pilot order to Horizon, a period sci-fi drama from The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd and Burn Notice’s Bridget Tyler.

Set during the height of World War II, Horizon revolves around 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.

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Holy crap a fresh new idea. I’m flabbergasted. Well, ok it’s kinda like X-Files meets Independence Day meets Battleship. But at least it doesn’t involve vampires, werewolves, cops, hillbillies, or talent judges.

Of course, this is just a pilot. But if it does become a series at least it won’t be on SyFy where, if it ever became popular, some programming exec would pull the plug on it mid season to make room for another hour of ‘wrasslin’.


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