Walking Dead producer bringing WWII aliens to TV for new USA series

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

One of the masterminds behind The Walking Dead is heading to USA. Gale Anne Hurd, the show's executive producer, is moving away from horror and on to sci-fi. She's working on a new drama that has fewer zombies and more aliens.

Remember when the USA Network was sci-fi-friendly? They had shows like The 4400 and The Dead Zone. Now, with Hurd's help, they're heading back to that. She's producing a sci-fi pilot called Horizon that will be written and co-produced by Bridget Tyler.

"Set during the height of World War II, Horizon centers on 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."

USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber call the show "the next step in the evolution" of their programming. They continued, "Horizon is our first genre piece since The 4400 and the first ever period drama for the network."

Move over, Burn Notice and White Collar—it's about to get creepy over there.

Will you be tuning in to Horizon?

(via THR and Deadline)