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‘Hunters’ Canceled After One Season At Syfy

8 July 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hunters, the Syfy series executive produced by The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd, has been canceled after a single season. The finale of the 13-episode season will air Monday night. The series, based on Whitley Strieber's bestselling 2013 novel Alien Hunter, premiered April 11 and starred Nathan Phillips, Britne Oldford and Julian McMahon. Written by Natalie Chaidez (Heroes), the harsh series chronicled the disappearance of a decorated Philadelphia cop's wife, which leads… »

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‘Hunters’ Canceled by Syfy After One Season

8 July 2016 4:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hunters” has been canceled by Syfy after one season, TheWrap has learned. The adaptation of Whitley Strieber‘s novel “Alien Hunter” starred Nathan Phillips and Britne Oldford and hailed from “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd. Its 13-episode run will conclude on Monday, July 11. “Hunters” was ordered straight-to-series in 2013 but has suffered low ratings since its April premiere. Also Read: NBCUniversal Lays Off Staffers at USA Network, Syfy The series followed Phillips’ (“Wolf Creek”) Baltimore FBI agent, whose search for his missing wife led him to a highly classified government organization — the Exo-Terrorism Unit (Etu) — who track and fight alien. »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘Hunters’ Cancelled by Syfy After One Season

8 July 2016 3:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has cancelled drama series “Hunters” after one 13-episode season, Variety has confirmed.

The series, about government agents fighting a secret cell of alien terrorists, garnered low ratings and poor reviews over its brief run. Writing for Variety in April, Brian Lowry called the series premiere “utterly generic, conceptually cynical and instantly forgettable.” He added that the show “feels completely disposable, having likely found its way to Syfy because this shot-in-Australia drama was a relative bargain. Let’s hope so, anyway, because there’s nothing in the first couple of hours that warrants seeking it out.”

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, “Hunters” was one of several recent new dramas that were part of renewed push by Syfy into scripted science fiction programming. But the show failed to catch the same traction as series such as “12 Monkeys,” “The Magicians” and “The Expanse,” all of which earned renewals this year.

Hunters” was executive produced by Natalie Chaidez, Gale Anne Hurd »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘Hunters’ Producers Talk Avoiding Sci-Fi Cliches in Their New Alien Drama

11 April 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Following the success of “The Magicians” and “The Expanse,” Syfy’s “Hunters” is the network’s latest high-concept literary adaptation, based on the bestselling novel “Alien Hunter” by Whitley Strieber. Executive produced by “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd and “12 Monkeys” Ep Natalie Chaidez (who serves as showrunner), the series centers around a decorated FBI agent who is drawn into the orbit of a secret government agency — the Exo-Terrorism Unit — assembled to track down a group of ruthless terrorists called “Hunters” who do not come from this world. The series stars Nathan Phillips as Flynn, the FBI agent in search of his missing wife, and Britne Oldford as Etu operative Allison Regan, who’s hiding secrets of her own.

At SXSW, Variety sat down with Hurd, Chaidez and Oldford to discuss how the genre show aims to avoid some of sci-fi storytelling’s most overused tropes, their dedication to diverse hiring, »

- Laura Prudom

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In Syfy’s Hunters, Gale Anne Hurd wants to make aliens scary again — and she succeeds

11 April 2016 1:31 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Among her many feature film and television credits, Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) seems to return time and again to the sci-fi and horror genres, and especially to aliens. Hurd notably collaborated with James Cameron to bring to life the nightmarish alien queen of Aliens (1986), and she thinks it’s time to make aliens scary again. That’s part of her stated goal as an executive producer of Syfy’s new series Hunters. Inspired by Whitley Strieber’s novel Alien Hunter, the series, featuring Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), follows a highly classified government organization known as the Exo-Terrorism Unit, which tracks and fights … Continue reading →

The post In Syfy’s Hunters, Gale Anne Hurd wants to make aliens scary again — and she succeeds appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Tonight: Syfy Premieres New Alien Terrorist Series, 'Hunters'

11 April 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tonight, Syfy premieres the first season of "Hunters" it's new fantastical procedural thriller produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively). Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays the female lead in the 13-episode loose adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel "Alien Hunter," which tells the story of a brilliant police detective's obsessive investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his wife, which he eventually concludes wasn't at all voluntary, even though it initially appears that way. Somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out on their own. As the detective gets closer to the truth, his work comes to the attention of a Special Agent, a member of the most secret police unit on the planet, tasked with seeking out the most brilliant and lethal criminals, but from another world - alien terrorists. The Special...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Tonight: Syfy Premieres New Alien Terrorist Series, 'Hunters'

11 April 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tonight, Syfy premieres the first season of "Hunters" it's new fantastical procedural thriller produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively). Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays the female lead in the 13-episode loose adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel "Alien Hunter," which tells the story of a brilliant police detective's obsessive investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his wife, which he eventually concludes wasn't at all voluntary, even though it initially appears that way. Somebody is taking people and making it look like they »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Interview: Gale Anne Hurd, Natalie Chaidez and Britne Oldford Discuss Their New Syfy Series, Hunters

8 April 2016 2:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Debuting on the Syfy this Monday, April 11th is Hunters, the newest genre series from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez that focuses on a highly classified government organization known as the Exo-Terrorism Unit (Etu), which tracks down and fights alien terrorists. The new series is based on Whitley Strieber’s acclaimed science fiction novel Alien Hunter and stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story), and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck).

Recently, Daily Dead sat down with Hurd, Chaidez and Oldford to discuss what fans can expect from Hunters, the challenges that came along with adapting the material for television, how Hunters reflects the current political landscape, and much more. Read on for our interview with the trio and be sure to check out Hunters when it premieres on Syfy on April 11th at 10:00pm Est / 9:00pm Cst.

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- Heather Wixson

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TV Review: ‘Hunters’

8 April 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Utterly generic, conceptually cynical and instantly forgettable, the two-word pitch for “Hunters” was pretty clearly “Alien terrorists!,” coupled with auspices that include “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd and showrunner Natalie Chaidez (“12 Monkeys”). The resulting series, though, feels completely disposable, having likely found its way to Syfy because this shot-in-Australia drama was a relative bargain. Let’s hope so, anyway, because there’s nothing in the first couple of hours that warrants seeking it out.

Yes, “Hunters” (the name given the terrorists) involves another secret government agency, the Exo-Terrorism Unit, armed with special weapons to terminate the aliens walking among us, including a ruthless cell leader played by “Nip/Tuck’s” Julian McMahon. Yet the series, inspired by Whitney Streiber’s novel “Alien Hunter,” with Ernest Dickerson directing the premiere, traffics in no shortage of clichés: An emotionally scarred FBI agent, Flynn (Nathan Phillips), is paired with an inordinately »

- Brian Lowry

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Hunters Season 1 Review

7 April 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

If the advertisements for Syfy’s new series Hunters were promising in their silly mish-mash of modern-day terrorism and B-movie monsters, it might not have been exactly because of the premise itself. In retrospect, Hunters piqued my interest because of the quality turn-around the network took with the largely solid first seasons of The Expanse and The Magicians.

I saw a commercial for Hunters during a particularly fun episode of the latter and, I admit, my enthusiasm for the network’s attempted return to Battlestar Galactica-level TV made me ready to consume everything on offer.

The problem with Hunters, then, is a tragically awkward disconnect between a silly premise (alien terrorists) and aggressively dour tone, one that’s only exacerbated by particularly lame world-building. It’s got the case-of-the-week camp vibe of the Warehouse 13 era, but showrunner Natalie Chaidez overly course-corrects »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Alien "Hunters"

31 March 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ footage from "Hunters", the upcoming Australian-produced science fiction TV drama series, from Valhalla Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, based on author Whitley Strieber's novel "Alien Hunter", debuting the first of 13 episodes April 11, 2016 on Syfy:

Cast includes Nathan Phillips as 'Flynn Carroll' and Britne Oldford as 'Allison Regan', for executive producers Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead"), Natalie Chaidez ("12 Monkeys") and Emile Levisetti.

"...'Flynn Carroll' is a former soldier turned FBI agent whose recent struggles with 'Ptsd' take a surreal turn when his wife 'Abby' is kidnapped and he's recruited by the 'Exo-Terrorism Unit' ('Etu'), an organization dedicated to taking down a race of aliens known as 'Hunters'..."

"...'Allison Regan' is the most valuable operative of the Exo-Terrorism Unit (Etu). Tough, authoritative, decisive. She's the person you want to have your back in a fight. Maybe the reason why she's so good at »

- Michael Stevens

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Poster and images from Syfy’s alien conspiracy series Hunters

14 March 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere next month, Syfy has released a poster and a batch of images from the upcoming alien conspiracy series Hunters; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Hunters

 

From executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator trilogy) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes), Hunters is inspired by Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel, Alien Hunter, in which the disappearance of a decorated FBI agent’s wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists – shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.

The series stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife. Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) will play Regan, who is one of the government’s most valuable operatives and may be keeping secrets of her own. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Syfy’s alien conspiracy series Hunters gets a trailer

30 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Syfy has released a trailer for the upcoming alien conspiracy series Hunters which stars Julian McMahon, Britne Oldford and Nathan Phillips; take a look below after the official synopsis…

From executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator trilogy) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes), Hunters is inspired by Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel, Alien Hunter, in which the disappearance of a decorated FBI agent’s wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists – shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.

The series stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife. Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) will play Regan, who is one of the government’s most valuable operatives and may be keeping secrets of her own. Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) portrays McCarthy, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for New Alien Terrorist Series, 'Hunters' + New Trailer

14 January 2016 3:23 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Syfy has announced the premiere date for the first season of "Hunters" it's new thriller produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively). Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays the female lead in the 13-episode loose adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel "Alien Hunter," which tells the story of a brilliant police detective's obsessive investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his wife, which he eventually concludes wasn't at all voluntary, even though it initially appears that way. Somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out on their own. As the detective gets closer to the truth, his work comes to the attention of a Special Agent, a member of the most secret police unit on the planet, tasked with seeking out the most brilliant and lethal criminals, but from another world - alien terrorists. The Special Agent...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for New Alien Terrorist Series, 'Hunters' + New Trailer

14 January 2016 3:23 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Syfy has announced the premiere date for the first season of "Hunters" it's new thriller produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively). Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays the female lead in the 13-episode loose adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel "Alien Hunter," which tells the story of a brilliant police detective's obsessive investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his wife, which he eventually concludes wasn't at all voluntary, even though it initially appears that way. Somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Syfy’s First ‘Hunters’ Trailer: Big Guns, Alien Terrorists (Video)

14 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Syfy debuted the first trailer for the series “Hunters” on Thursday, giving a first look at Nathan Phillips as the alien-hunting FBI agent Flynn Carroll. The 13-episode sci-fi thriller is set to premiere on April 11. The series, based on Whitley Strieber‘s best-selling novel “Alien Hunter” follows Phillips’ (“Wolf Creek”) Baltimore FBI agent, whose search for his missing wife leads him to a highly classified government organization — the Exo-Terrorism Unit (Etu) — who track and fight alien terrorists. Also read: '12 Monkeys' Season 2, 'Hunters' Premiere Dates Set The series also stars Britne Oldford (“American Horror Story”) as Regan, a valuable Etu operative. »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘Hunters’ & ‘12 Monkeys’ Get Premiere Dates On Syfy

14 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Syfy has announced premiere dates for its new alien drama Hunters from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and returning time travel thriller 12 Monkeys. The first 13-episode season of Hunters will debut at 10 Pm Monday, April 11 and Season 2 of 12 Monkeys will follow a week later, bowing at 9 Pm Monday, April 18. Written by Natalie Chaidez (Heroes), Hunters is based on Whitley Strieber's best-selling novel Alien Hunter. It chronicles the disappearance of… »

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Syfy Sets Premiere Dates for ’12 Monkeys,’ Freshman Drama ‘Hunters’

14 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has announced premiere dates for two dramas, newcomer “Hunters” and sophomore “12 Monkeys,” which will bow on back-to-back weeks in April.

Hunters,” a thriller that revolves around a highly classified government organization that tracks and fights alien terrorists, will premiere Monday, April 11 at 10 p.m. The series is from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Natalie Chaidez (who will also serve as showrunner) and Emile Levisetti, and is inspired by best-selling author Whitley Strieber’s novel, “Alien Hunter.”

Nathan Phillips stars as Baltimore FBI agent Flynn Carroll, whose wife goes missing. Britne Oldford plays Regan, a valuable operative of the Exo-Terrorism Unit who keeps secrets of her own. The series also stars Julian McMahon as McCarthy, a dangerously unhinged terrorist.

The time-travel drama “12 Monkeys” kicks off its 13-episode second season on Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m., serving as the lead-in to “Hunters.” Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa »

- Rick Kissell

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Syfy Sets 12 Monkeys Season 2 Premiere Date, Unveils First Photos

14 January 2016 10:59 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys will go back to the future this spring.

Season 2 of the time-trippy series will premiere Monday, April 18 at 9/8c, the network announced on Thursday.

VideosIn Syfy’s Bitten Season 3 Promo, Elena Raises a ‘Burning’ Question

Additionally, the new drama Hunters — from Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd — will debut Monday, April 11 at 10 pm.

Based on Whitley Strieber’s Alien Hunter novel, the sci-fi thriller follows a Baltimore FBI agent who discovers a highly classified government organization that tracks and fights alien terrorists. It stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and Britne Oldford (American Horror »

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