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Syfy Announces Production Start on HUNTERS

By on August 3, 2015
Britne Oldford

Britne Oldford

Syfy announced the production start of Hunters today.

The 13 episode series from UCP, stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife.

Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) will play Regan, who is one of the government’s most valuable operatives and may be keeping secrets of her own, while Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) has signed on to play McCarthy, an unhinged junkie and Hunter cell leader.

The series, which will premiere on Syfy in 2016, is from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys), who will also serve as showrunner, and Emile Levisetti (Royal Pains).

Ernest Dickerson (The Walking Dead) is set to direct the pilot.

Hunters is ‘inspired’ by Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel, Alien Hunter, in which the disappearance of a decorated FBI agent’s wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists – shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.

Says Syfy, the series will be tonally dark and offer a unique crossover twist between gritty crime drama and sci-fi thriller.

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