Fox Orders Futuristic Cop Drama Pilot from J.J. Abrams

by | January 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM | TV News

Producer/director J.J. Abrams (Photo: Getty Images)


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Fox has given the green light to a police drama pilot from “Fringe” executive producers J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams, the network said Friday.

Described as an “action-packed buddy cop show,” the untitled project takes place “in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.”

Wyman is writing and executive-producing the one-hour drama project, along with Abrams.

Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television. Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk is also executive-producing, with the company’s Kathy Lingg serving as co-executive producer.

Abrams, who’s been tapped to direct the maiden installment of the revived “Star Wars” movie franchise, sold a comedy pilot, “Adulting,” to Fox late last year. That project, a single-camera, half-hour comedy, is based on the Kelly Williams Brown book “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 387 Easy(ish) Steps.”

“Fringe,” which was also on Fox, wrapped up its series run with a two-hour finale earlier this month.