German company Tandem Communications will also co-produce one-hour series The Sector.
The project, written by 1906 scribes Aaron and Matthew Benay, is believed to have been inspired by films such as Blade Runner and District 9.
It will air on HBO's sister premium channel Cinemax in the US and will be promoted to international buyers next week.
Simon Mirren, who recently departed his role as showrunner on Criminal Minds, is also attached to the series.
The Sector will be the first full-length series co-produced by Tandem and Scott Free. The two companies previously worked together on Starz mini-series The Pillars of the Earth and are currently developing another four-hour series based on Kate Mosse's novel Labyrinth.
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