Looking to build on the success of its TNT drama "Falling Skies", Amblin TV is teeing off another alien drama which just received a pilot order at ABC, according to Deadline. Titled "The Visitors", the project is based on a Ray Bradbury short story called 'Zero Hour'.
The Visitors chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.
And what is that 'most precious resource', you may ask? In Bradbury's classic short story, which later became an episode of the popular television series "The Ray Bradbury Theater", aliens use the Earth's children to play a game called Invasion, but it is more than just a game.
Amblin TV is co-producing with Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl. Olmstead found the short story and brought it to Amblin TV, which developed it with writer Soo Hugh, who has worked on Amblin’s "The River" and "Under The Dome".
ABC Studios is producing. Olmstead and Hugh are exec producing along with Amblin’s Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Steven Spielberg.
Check out the "Zero Hour" episode of "The Ray Bradbury Theater" below.