Syfy has put in development Absolute Zero, a futuristic thriller from former Burn Notice co-executive producer Michael Horowitz, Universal Cable Prods and Doug Liman and David Bartis’ studio-based Hypnotic. Set in 2124, Absolute Zero follows the denizens of a remote mining colony who discover a dangerous new species on a moon of Jupiter, setting off the first stage of an alien invasion ultimately heading for Earth. Horowitz is writing the script and will executive produce with Hypnotic’s Liman, Bartis and Gene Klein.
Horowitz, repped by WME, Magnet Management and Lichter, Grossman, joined Matt Nix’s Burn Notice as a staff writer in the second season, rising to co-executive producer. He currently serves as a co-exec producer on Nix’s new series for USA, Complications, and developed drama Lithium for Fox last season. Hypnotic is repped by CAA.