AMC closes “Area 51” deal with Gale Anne Hurd as Executive Producer, Todd E. Kessler as writer and Annie Jacobsen as co-producer

AMC closes “Area 51” deal with Gale Anne Hurd as Executive Producer, Todd E. Kessler as writer and Annie Jacobsen as co-producer

AMC just closed a deal this week to begin creating a new scripted series, “Area 51,” based on the best-selling book of the same title by Annie Jacobsen, as reported by the NY Post.

Valhalla’s Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) will serve as executive producer, Todd E. Kessler (“The Unit,” “The Good Wife,” “Rome),” as writer and Jacobsen as a co-producer.

Area 51 is a remote, secretive, high-security portion of Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada — where, rumor has it, the military keeps living and/or dead alien creatures, as well as pieces of a flying saucer recovered from a crash site in nearby Roswell in 1947.

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