TNT says it has begun working with filmmaker Ridley Scott to develop a night of original, science-fiction programming.

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The slate is intended to be a showcase for hour-long series, short-form programs and other formats to be developed in collaboration with the renowned director-producer whose movies include "The Martian," "Blade Runner," "Alien" and "Alien: Covenant."

"We're looking to create a programming block filled with the kind of imaginative, awe-inspiring storytelling that has made science fiction such a beloved and enduring genre," Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement Wednesday.

"Ridley Scott has created some of the best and most popular science-fiction movies of all time, and we look forward to bringing his fans even more of his smart, sophisticated stories."