Already missing Fringe? Get set for Michael Bay's Fringe-like cop show

With J.J. Abrams' Fringe wrapping up its final season soon, explosion maestro Michael Bay hopes to fill that smart sci-fi void with a new supernatural cop drama.

Dubbed Occult, the potential A&E series will follow troubled cops on an "occult crimes task force." Here's the series description via Deadline:

[The series] centers on a FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife's disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force.

The project is a joint effort between Bay (Transformers) and former X-Files writer James Wong (Millennium, The Event).

A potential pickup for the series is contingent on casting, but with Bay's name attached, it has a pretty good chance of making it to air. But should it?

The premise could be good, and Wong brings the experience to make it work. Combine his sci-fi expertise with Bay's ability to make ridiculous action set pieces, and this could at least be interesting.

What do you think? Could this be the next Fringe?

(Via Deadline)

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