Sci Fi Channel, which on July 6 will relaunch as SyFy, is developing a new take on the 1988 movie Alien Nation
. Tim Minear
) will pen the series.
Previously adapted in 1989 as a short-lived Fox series
(succeeded by five TV-movies), Alien Nation
follows a human cop and his alien detective partner, against the backdrop of Earth's begrudging assimilation of ETs banished from their home world, where they served as slaves. The