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Two More Blandly Named Genre Series Ordered

By December 17, 2012

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Among the recently ordered new sci-fi/fantasy series that weren't immediately yanked back into development hell were these two interestingly themed, but boringly named, offerings.

Horizon--USA Network has green-lit, contingent on cast, a pilot for a one-hour period series called Horizon from Universal Cable Productions with Valhalla Entertainment. Set during the height of World War II, the show 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. And was she surprised! She becomes obsessed with finding out the truth, naturally enough, and becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion, which sounds a little less likely, but okay. The writer and co-EP is Bridget Tyler (Burn Notice).

Saga--ABC has picked the latest genre drama from Andrew Miller (of the late, lamented Secret Circle). It's about an author of a best-selling supernatural series (like, say, Twilight) who turns up missing before she can complete the final installment of her epic fantasy saga, because her outraged readers hunted her down and killed her for not ever having learned proper English grammar and for destroying vampires forever, ha ha, only kidding. Anyway, a family of fans discovers she has been kidnapped into the world of her books and they attempt to rescue her. ABC Studios is producing, and Miller will write and serve as EP on the project. Meanwhile, let's imagine what Bella and the Cullens would actually do to Stephanie Meyer if they got their hands on her, shall we?
Tags: Horizon, Saga, Andrew Miller, Bridget Tyler
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