Having conquered the horror and drama genres, AMC is now looking to expand into the sci-fi realm by picking up a new pilot entitled Thunderstruck from writer Paul Harris Boardman, director Scott Derrickson, and producer David Eick.

Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson are writing the pilot script, which centers on mysterious UFOs that start to appear all over the world. The show is set in the small town of Great Falls, Montana, where the citizens try to deal with this unexplained phenomena.

Scott Derrickson will direct the pilot script and executive produce alongside Paul Harris Boardman and David Eick. No production schedule was given for the pilot.

Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson have previously collaborated on The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still remake.