Eureka co-creator + Alex Proyas teaming up for new sci-fi series

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

It may seem like an unlikely pairing, but the man behind Dark City and the man behind Syfy's beloved series Eureka are making a TV show together—and it sounds pretty awesome.

Producer Jaime Paglia (Eureka) and director Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) are combining their unique styles for a mysterious new sci-fi series at ABC dubbed Evolve, which will focus on mutated humans with special abilities. The series is based on the Toxic City trilogy of novels by acclaimed writer Tim Lebbon.

Here's the description, via Deadline:

"Evolve is set two years after a mysterious biological agent is released over Los Angeles when the city is still deemed too toxic to inhabit and remains sealed off from the rest of society. A small group of ordinary citizens outside the quarantined zone, who do not believe the government's story, embark on a mission to uncover the truth of what happened to their family members who were inside the affected area. What they discover is a world where once-ordinary humans now have extraordinary abilities and powerful government forces seek to destroy them."
It sounds a little like a combo of Alphas, with a dash of the final season of Sanctuary. Definitely unique, and could strike that early-Heroes mix for both mainstream and genre success.

The project is being produced at ABC Studios, which gives it the inside track to make it to air (assuming it's any good), as it will be developed in-house.

What do you think of the premise?

(Via Deadline)