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)

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