'Walking Dead' honcho to produce WWII alien drama at USA

Eight years after tackling aliens in the sci-fi show The 4400, the USA Network is gunning for E.T.s with a new show by Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Deadline.com reports that Horizon is set in World War II and "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."

Horizon is being called a "cast-contingent pilot" and no air date has been released yet. We’ll keep you up-to-date on any news related to this new series that sounds a little like it could be an X-Files prequel. Maybe?

-Larissa Mrykalo