Starz is developing a couple of new shows. According to IGN:
Spartacus creator Stephen S. DeKnight is developing Incursion, an epic sci-fi action-thriller that, according to a press release, “follows a squad of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race. Each season the battle will be fought on a new, exotic planet as humanity punches deeper into enemy territory. Grittily realistic combat, darkly complex characters and intrigue on a cosmic scale will permeate the tale of fighting men and women facing the pressures of war and an enemy unlike any ever seen.”
Meanwhile J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, Underworld: Awakening) has teamed with horror master Roy Lee (The Woman in Black, The Strangers) in developing Vlad Dracula with producer Rob Tapert (Spartacus, Evil Dead). The project is said to be “a unique spin of the classic tale, blending the historical facts of the 15th century Prince of Wallachia, with the fictional Dracula whose story is known around the world and continues to fascinate audiences. Vlad Dracula traces his evolution from a revered ruler to the world’s most feared vampire, and his slow downfall as he struggles desperately to hang on to his humanity, his wife and his kingdom.”
I really hope Incursion turns out to be good. I do love science fiction and battles on exotic planets sounds good to me. Vlad Dracula might be interesting cause Vlad is such a messed up historical figure, but I don’t know if I can get into the vampire part. Aren’t there enough vampires in movies and tv right now?