Alias' J.J. Abrams And Ken Olin Team Up For CW Pilot Electropolis
Since Alias wrapped up in 2006, executive producer Ken Olin has moved on to other projects, including Brothers & Sisters and Fox's medical/crime drama The Mob Doctor. Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams has had a hand in numerous projects on both the big and small screens, including Fringe, Alcatraz, Person of Interest, not to mention Lost and Star Trek. The two may be working together once again as they're set to executive produce Electropolis for The CW.
THR reports that Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams are set to exuecituve produce the one-hour drama pilot for The CW, while Olin, who worked with Abrams on the ABC spy drama Alias, will executive produce and direct. The project is described as "an undercover cop show about after-hours Los Angeles and the young people who live their lives after most are asleep, making their moves to the pulsing beats of electronic music."
My favorite thing about Alias was Sydney Bristow undercover. But the series evolved a fair amount from its initial double-agent premise over the course of its run. Granted, some people liked the doomsday prophet Rambaldi stuff, but I thought the show was at its best in its earlier seasons, when the focus was on Sydney's double-life and the work she was doing to take down SD-6. If that's the kind of thing Olin and Abrams have in mind with Electropolis (except with undercover cops instead of double-agent CIA operatives), it sounds like it could be a winner. And if they're aiming for young and sexy with their leads, The CW seems like the perfect place for a project like this.
This isn't the only young-people-focused pilot Abrams is producing. Just the other day we shared word that Abrams' Bad Robot is producing a comedy pilot for Fox based on Adulting, a blog and book that focuses on trying to be a grown-up.
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