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E.T. Beware! SyFy's Alien-Stalking 'Hunters' Premieres Tonight

Syfy's New Series 'Hunters'
Allison Regan, played by Britne Oldford, is a part of the Exo-Terrorism Unit, which hunts alien invaders in Syfy's new series "Hunters." (Image credit: Syfy)

A secret government group fights infiltrating aliens in Syfy Channel's gritty, gory new show "Hunters," which premieres tonight (April 11) at 10 p.m. EDT.

The show comes from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer on "The Walking Dead and the "Terminator" trilogy, and Natalie Chaidez, an executive producer for "12 Monkeys," "Heroes" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

The story is based on the novel "Alien Hunter," by Whitley Strieber (Tor Books, 2014), and it follows an FBI agent tracking down his missing wife as part of an elite, secret government group known as the Exo-Terrorism Unit, which tracks the dangerous "Hunters," many of whom can appear human. (Watch the "Hunters" trailer here.)

The show's premise echoes the real world's current terrorism-hunting political climate, but the series promises intriguing science fiction elements as well: out-of-this-world action sequences, gory alien autopsies and intrigue, including — according to Syfy's promotional material — a Hunter working against its own kind to try to save humanity. So, for thrill-seekers and science fiction fans, plus anyone who likes really out-there special effects, "Hunters" should be worth a look tonight.

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SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Sarah started writing for in June of 2015. Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.