Wait, The CW is developing TWO Mars-set sci-fi series?

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Oct 10, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

It looks like The CW will be doubling down on Mars in the next pilot season.

The network has put its second Mars-set sci-fi series into development, which will join Red — a show that kind of sounds like Firefly meets Defiance.

The new series is dubbed Colony, and will take a page out of the classic Roanoke Colony legend of the 16th-century British settlement that disappeared seemingly without a trace and baffles historians to this day. Yeah, that actually sounds pretty cool.

The pilot is being written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) and is described as “a thriller about a group of explorers sent to colonize Mars, willing to leave their lives behind to brave the dangers of another planet, and the terrifying reality they discover.”

From Arrow to The Tomorrow People, The CW has been making a major push into the sci-fi genre the past few years (along with stalwarts like Supernatural), and it’s nice to see that trend continue. We’re also wondering what this means for Red — do you think there’s room for two trips a week to the red planet on the CW schedule?

(Via Deadline)