Fox making 'documentary style' sci-fi show about hunting aliens

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man) is teaming up with producer Sam Raimi (whose awesome bonafides are well-verified) for Smokers, about a band of space-based extra-terrestrial threat removers.

Conceived and written by comic book and TV writer Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man, Smokers is about a crew of documentarians who follow a team of blue-collar guys (and, presumably, girls) who exterminate alien threats in deep space. Raimi's Stars Road Entertainment is gonna produce. Given that Raimi knows his way around genre material, and Vaughan was instrumental in Lost's best seasons (and knows his way around a comic-book cliffhanger), our interest is officially piqued.

But ... a science fiction series, set in deep space, following a bunch of working-class joes. On Fox. I really, really hate to say it—as Smokers sounds promising — but we should probably start the cancellation watch now.

(Via io9 and Deadline)