Sci Fi Channel is developing a new take on “Alien Nation,” the 1988 feature that previously spawned a spinoff series on Fox and series of TV movies.
Tim Minear—the writer/producer (Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls) is writing the new take on the franchise. Minear is currently outlining the “Alien Nation” script and mapping out the project’s mythology. The new “Alien Nation” will likely take place in the Pacific Northwest, and will take place about 20 years after the first ship of aliens – who have been banished as slaves – crash lands into Earth.
The new “Alien Nation” would include a mythology that evolves over time and will also touch on some of the issues of the day, such as the immigrant experience and how society integrates an incoming culture.
Sci Fi is also looking to broaden its footprint, as it preps to rebrand itself as “Syfy” next week.