Galactica Producer Developing UFO Drama For AMC

David Eick will produce Thunderstruck

AMC, the channel basking in The Walking Dead gory… sorry, glory at the moment, is turning its attention to sci-fi, and we can only hope they make as good a job of it as they did with horror.

According to Deadline , the cable network has bought Thunderstruck , an hour-long UFO project developed by Paul Boardman and Scott Derrickson ( The Exorcism Of Emily Rose ) and former Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick.

Boardman and Derrickson will write the show, about powerful and enigmatic entities that begin appearing all over the world. Boardman and Derrickson will also executive produce Thunderstruck alongside Eick, Derrickson set to direct the pilot.

Eick is also co-writing two high-profile series projects with Guillermo Del Toro: Hulk at ABC and Inhuman at HBO.