Kiefer Sutherland's East Side Entertainment has landed a script-development deal with the SCI FI Channel for the two-hour pilot of a proposed series called Phenomenon, according to Variety.

The melodrama follows a team of scientists and medical experts, led by what Sci Fi calls "a young female prodigy with a mysterious past," as they try to find explanations for phenomena that appear to defy the laws of physics and biology."

Mark Stern, executive VP of programming for SCI FI, said, "In Phenomenon, ordinary people have their assumptions about the natural world -- their very belief systems -- completely shattered when they're confronted by unsettling, unexplained phenomena."