Aussie actor Nathan Phillips (“Snakes on a Plane,” “Wolf Creek”) is nearing a deal for the lead role in Syfy’s straight-to-series alien drama “Hunters”.
Written by Natalie Chaidez and based on Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel “Alien Hunter,” the series chronicles the disappearance of the wife of a former FBI agent and decorated Philadelphia cop who is suffering PTSD.
He soon uncovers a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists – shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world – whilst his own hallucinations grow worse from the stress.
Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce all thirteen episodes of the show which will be shot in Melbourne. The show is slated to premiere in 2016.
Phillips is coming off a turn in the well-received Australian apocalypse drama “These Final Hours”.