Now that Spartacus is history, Starz is looking to develop a couple of new series centering on aliens and vampires for its line-up.
According to EW, the cable outlet is working with Steven S. DeKnight on a project called Incursion. The series follows a squad of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race.
In a statement, Starz said, “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.”
The network is also working with J. Michael Straczynski (who created a little show called Babylon Five) Roy Lee and Rob Tapert on a series about Vlad Dracula.
Starz says the project is 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.”