Abrams, Fringe producer developing buddy cop robot show at Fox

With Alcatraz long gone and Fringe's final season on the way, Fox is keen to stay in the J.J. Abrams business. The latest idea? A near-future buddy cop series featuring human-like cyborgs.

Abrams and fellow Fringe mastermind J.H. Wyman have teamed up for the currently untitled project, which has received a pilot production commitment from the network.

Here's the description, via Deadline:

"An action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids."
Could be interesting, and we're glad to see Abrams keep championing unique sci-fi series on the small screen. But let's just hope it doesn't fall into the same case-of-the-week doldrums that hurt Alcatraz during its stretch run.

Interestingly, this is the second series this week to focus on robots in a near-future setting. Abrams' announcement follows Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman's new NBC series framed around a robot/human murder mystery.

Hmm, looks like next fall could be the season of the android. Are you happy to see some harder sci-fi series coming down the pike?

(Via Deadline)

Related Stories

Fox brings a hero back from the dead in new trailer for sci-fi series Lookinglass Trent Moore

A new trailer for Fox’s sci-fi action series Lookinglass has premiered, showing off some nice action and an interesting murder mystery.

Kurtzman on Sleepy Hollow Season 3: 'Who are Crane and Abbie without each other?' Trent Moore

The third season of Fox’s one-time hit Sleepy Hollow is aiming to revamp the premise to regain some former glory, and to do that, they’ll be digging deep into the one thing that really works about the series.

Gotham producer on Season 2: ‘Gordon has to embrace his dark side’ Trent Moore

The Fox series Gotham will be getting a tune-up this fall, as the creative team has revamped the structure with hopes of telling one gigantic story across the full tapestry of the season. So, how will they make that work?