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Alien Nation Revival in the Works

The Sci-Fi Channel is in the process of developing a new version of Alien Nation, the 1988 sci-fi film-turned-television series. Veteran television producer and writer Tim Minear, whose credits include Dollhouse, Drive, Angel, Firefly and The X-Files, is writing the screenplay. Alien Nation centers on the partnership between a veteran cop and his alien detective partner, set against the larger tale of alien "newcomers" who move to Earth and attempt to assimilate into society. The film was directed by Graham Baker and starred James Caan, Mandy Patinkin and Terence Stamp. In 1989, 20th Century Fox TV adapted the movie for television, with Eric Pierpoint and Gary Graham in the lead roles. The show lasted just a single season but spawned a series of books. The show was revived in 1994 as a series of TV movies for Fox, starting with Alien Nation: Dark Horizon. Five more were ultimately aired; the last, Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy,

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