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Starz Brings Together Genre Vets for Incursion and Vlad Dracula

Starz is in development on two new original series.  The channel will once again re-team with Steven S. DeKnight – creator of Spartacus – on Incursion.  The series is described as an epic science fiction action-thriller that follows a squad of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race. 

Each season the battle will be fought on a new, exotic planet as humanity punches deeper into enemy territory. Grittily realistic combat, darkly complex characters and intrigue on a cosmic scale will permeate the tale of fighting men and women facing the pressures of war and an enemy unlike any ever seen.

J. Michael Straczynski, meanwhile, is joining forces with Roy Lee, whose credits include such hits as The Ring, The Strangers and The Woman in Black in developing Vlad Dracula with veteran producer Rob Tapert, whose credits include the international Starz hit series, Spartacus, Evil Dead and The Grudge

The project is a unique spin of the classic tale, blending the historical facts of the 15th century Prince of Wallachia, with the fictional Dracula whose story is known around the world and continues to fascinate audiences. “Vlad Dracula” traces his evolution from a revered ruler to the world’s most feared vampire, and his slow downfall as he struggles desperately to hang on to his humanity, his wife and his kingdom.