SyFy wants Alien Nation redux


It worked for Battlestar Galactica, so why not try it with another television series from days gone by?  The Syfy Channel is looking to remake Alien Nation into a new updated television series.

“Alien Nation” centers on the partnership between a veteran cop and his alien detective partner, set against the larger tale of alien “newcomers” who move to Earth and attempt to assimilate into society.

Tim Miner of Angel, X-Files, Firefly, and Strange World fame is currently writing the first script.

Alien Nation was a very good movie, and an intriquing television series as it gave the creators a platform to talk about immigration and racism without singling out a particular race.  It jumped around a bit, and ended up spawning a series of made for television movies as a way to wrap up the big arc.  If SyFy brings the goods like it did with Battlestar, then I’m sure it will work out just fine.

via Variety