The Sci Fi Channel is developing Chariots of the Gods, a six-hour miniseries based on the best-selling book by Erich von Daniken, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The popular book introduced the theory that Earth was visited by extraterrestrials in ancient times.

Described as Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Da Vinci Code, the series centers on a soldier returning from his tour of duty who brings with him an artifact that holds the key to uncovering one of the greatest secrets in human existence -- that aliens have been interfering with human genetics since ancient times.