USA Looks to Horizon For Sci-Fi

USA Network, known now for such dramas as Burn Notice, White Collar and Covert Affairs, may get back into the sci-fi game with a new pilot called Horizon. The project, from The Walking Dead's Gale Ann Hurd and Burn Notice's Bridget Tyler, has been given a cast-contingent pilot order.

Set during the height of World War II, Horizon follows a secretary at the FBI who uncovers the truth that, instead of dying in a dog fight with the enemy, her husband was actually shot down by a spaceship. Armed with this knowledge, she makes it her mission to dig deeper and find out what's really going on. Tyler is set to write the pilot and serve as showrunner.

is getting back into the sci-fi ring with a newly announced pilot called Horizon. The network known these days for dramas like Burn Notice, Psych and White Collar is looking to add the World War II-set series to that list after checking out the pilot script and seeing who signs on to star, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series will be co-produced by The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and Burn Notice's Bridget Tyler with Tyler also writing the pilot and acting as the showrunner.

Once home to such sci-fi fare as Weird Science, The Dead Zone and The 4400, USA in recent years has become best known for its upbeat, and successful, "Blue Skies" brand. If Horizon is ordered to series, it would be the network's first sci-fi show since The 4400 went off the air in 2007.

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