‘Battlestar Galactica’ Producer Brings Sci-Fi Drama To AMC

"Thuderstruck" will land at AMC, courtesy of David Eick, Paul Boardman and Scott Derrickson.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Given the success of "The Walking Dead," it was only a matter of time before AMC decided to consider another genre show. And this time, the popular cable network may have its very first sci-fi program in the works.

Deadline is reporting that AMC has purchased "Thunderstruck," a new potential series about UFOs. The premise for the show finds several "powerful and enigmatic entities that begin appearing all over the world," before one appears over the small town of Great Falls, Montana; which forces the local residents to deal with the consequences of the visitations as they also explore the mystery of why their town has been repeatedly targeted.

Former "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer, David Eick has signed on for the potential series, with Paul Boardman and Scott Derrickson set to executive produce the show alongside Eick. Boardman and Derrickson will also write the pilot script, with Derrickson attached as the director as well.

Aside from writing and producing the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot as well as the spinoff series, "Caprica" and the upcoming "Blood and Chrome," Eick has also produced "The Bionic Woman" remake as well as "American Gothic" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Eick is also co-writing the upcoming "Hulk" series for ABC alongside Guillermo Del Toro in addition to a project at HBO known as "Inhuman."

Boardman and Derrickson are the writing and directing duo behind "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose." "Thunderstruck" will be their first TV project. If it goes forward at AMC, it would likely debut in 2012 or 2013.

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