He may be busy shepherding new installments of Star Wars and Star Trek, but that doesn’t mean J.J. Abrams has turned his back on the medium that made him famous. The Lost and Fringe creator just had two new sci-fi pilots picked up, and they both sound pretty intriguing.
First up is the untitled, future-set robot cop series he’s working on with fellow Fringe producer J.H. Wyman, which has been described as a “an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.” The project is set up at Fox, so its nice to see they’re keen to keep the old Fringe creative team together.
The other series, Believe, will air on NBC if it gets a pickup. This one sounds a little out there, and would follow a young girl with powerful gifts. Evil forces are out to get her, so an ex-con is tasked to protect her. Weird? Sure, but if anyone can make it work, it’s him. Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) and Mark Friedman (The Forgotten) have also signed on, so this one comes from a pretty solid pedigree. Abrams already launched a hit last season on NBC with Revolution, so it's no surprise they want to keep the train rolling.
What do you think of these two potential series? Which would you like to see on the small screen this fall?