Of course Gale Anne Hurd is a producer on “The Walking Dead” and has played a key role in such classics as The Terminator and Aliens. While “Walking Dead” is still going strong at AMC, she’s now going to be producing alien drama “Horizon” for USA.
The show (per Deadline) is “Sset during the height of World War II. It 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.” Bridget Tyler (“Burn Notice”) wrote the script and will co-executive produce for Universal Cable Prods. and Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, which has a deal at the studio.
Keep in mind Hurd has another alien show in the making, “Area 51”, which is also a period piece. That show is at AMC and “ revolves around the famed military installation in the world that has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government and explores the myths about the area and those who believe that region is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems and nuclear facilities.” AMC’s entry will take place in the 1950s-1960s and will focus on those who work at the base and protect the country’s secrets — including the remains of the alleged alien crash at Roswell.