Heroes creator Tim Kring is developing a new conspiracy thriller about extra-terrestrial contact, with added interactive gaming and social media components.
A pilot of The Drake Equation is being produced with Sonar Entertainment, Pure Grass Films, Connect Ventures and cross platform development company PlayThisNext.
The latter will provide extra material around the series, which follows a government agent determined to reveal a cover-up surrounding a mysterious signal sent from space.
Tarzan author Andy Briggs will write the pilot and Kring, whose Kiefer Sutherland-starring Fox thriller Touch also came with a web spin-off, will exec produce.
“Today’s audiences expect nothing less than a totally immersive and interactive viewing experience that is also narrative and character driven,” Kring said of the show. “We’ve taken the classic alien invasion genre and completely reinvented it.”
Kring’s previous cross-platform endeavours have included The Conspiracy For Good, while Pure Grass Films made Hammer horror Beyond the Rave for MySpace, Kirill for MSN and has recently created Trigger Point for Break.com.