'Fringe' Creator And J.J. Abrams Partnering For FOX Robot Cop Drama?Kevin Fitzpatrick |
Well, that'll wake you up in the morning. With the imminent end of 'Fringe' beginning on September 28, it was only a matter of time before series executive producer J.H. Wyman would call upon movie/TV magnate J.J. Abrams for another go on the telly, but is the latest effort another out-there sci-fi romp, or something a little more down-to-Earth? Will FOX be quick on the trigger?
Deadline tells us today that 'Fringe' executive producer J.H. Wyman has partnered up with fellow 'Fringe' EP J.J. Abrams once more, crafting yet another futuristic FOX sci-fi. Rather than super-science however, the latest effort will act as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in "the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids." Somewhere, a FOX executive has already thought about moving it to Fridays.
If the project sounds at all familiar (apart from 'Robocop'), it might be because Wyman's is the second futuristic robot drama to gain approval in the last few weeks, along with Josh Friedman's 'I, Robot' style homicide drama. Wyman will write the script for the FOX pilot commitment, executive producing with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Bryan Burk, and Kathy Lingg.
Currently, Wyman acts as the sole executive producer of 'Fringe,' which debuts its final 13-episode season on September 28.
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