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USA Network Orders World War II Scifi Pilot “Horizon”

By on December 7, 2012

USA network makes a return to the world of scifi with Horizon, a scifi drama set in the Pacific during World War 2. Per Deadline, the pilot centers on an FBI secretary who discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Her obsession with uncovering the real truth leads to her becoming the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion.

The Walking Dead’s Gale Ann Hurd is on board as executive producer, and the pilot is said to be cast-contingent, meaning it’s likely we’ll see a big name actor taking on the lead role if the pilot goes to series. (Think Noah Wyle and TNT’s Falling Skies.)

Speaking to Deadline USA Network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber commented that “Horizon is our first genre piece since The 4400 and the first ever period drama for the network. This signals the next step in the evolution of our programming brand.”

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