By Sandra Gonzalez
December 06, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

The USA Network is getting back into genre TV.

The network announced today a cast-contingent pilot order for WWII-set sci-fi drama Horizon, a show that comes from executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead).

Horizon is about an FBI secretary who finds out that her husband may have been killed in a battle with a spaceship while in the South Pacific. She becomes obsessed with finding out the truth and eventually, according to a logline, “becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion.” Hurd will executive produce the hour-long series with writer and co-executive producer Bridget Tyler (Burn Notice).

Horizon is our first genre piece since The 4400 and the first ever period drama for the network,” network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber said in a statement. “This signals the next step in the evolution of our programming brand.”


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