Starz continues to expand its genre cred with two new series the cable network announced for development. The first is a science fiction action thriller from "Spartacus" creator Steven S. DeKnight and the other is a gothic horror thriller from "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Stracynski.
"Incursion," the series from DeKnight, is set in the middle of an intergalactic battle between humans and an alien race. Each season follows a squad of soldiers on a different planet as they continue the war.
According to Starz, the series is expected to feature "grittily realistic combat" and "darkly complex characters." So don't expect a "Star Trek" variation.
Stracynski, who wrote an impressive 92 of the 110 total episodes of his science fiction series "Babylon 5," returns to TV after an extended sojourn in features (where he wrote the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling") for the horror-themed series "Vlad Dracula."