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Ridley Scott working on sci-fi programming block for TNT

By Karen Butler
Ridley Scott working on sci-fi programming block for TNT
British director Sir Ridley Scott attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 in London on February 14, 2016. Scott is working with TNT on a sci-fi programming block. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI | License Photo

May 17 (UPI) -- TNT says it has begun working with filmmaker Ridley Scott to develop a night of original, science-fiction programming.

The slate is intended to be a showcase for hour-long series, short-form programs and other formats to be developed in collaboration with the renowned director-producer whose movies include The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien and Alien: Covenant.

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"We're looking to create a programming block filled with the kind of imaginative, awe-inspiring storytelling that has made science fiction such a beloved and enduring genre," Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement Wednesday. "Ridley Scott has created some of the best and most popular science-fiction movies of all time, and we look forward to bringing his fans even more of his smart, sophisticated stories."

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