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J.J. Abrams Teams With Mark Schwahn For A CW Pilot
What happens when Bad Robot and Mastermind Laboratories get together? The CW may be answering that question for us as the network has ordered a pilot by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) and Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill).
Deadline posted this very interesting news, stating that Abrams and Schwahn have teamed up and sold a pilot to the CW. The project, tentatively titled Maine takes place at an inn in the Pine Tree state and follows the staff as well as the guests at the inn.
Schwahn will write the pilot and he and Abrams will serve as executive producers along with Bryan Burk for Warner Bros. TV, Abrams’ Bad Robot and Schwahn’s Mastermind Laboratories.
Schwahn’s One Tree Hill is set to wrap up its final season on The CW next year. Meanwhile, as Deadline notes, while this is Abrams’ first project with The CW, it is a homecoming of sorts as his drama series Felicity aired on the WB (the CW’s predecessor). Since his Felicity days, Abrams has delved more and more into sci-fi (Fringe, Lost, Super 8, Star Trek), but based on the vague description for Maine, it sounds like this will be drama-based. Then again, Felicity did get an excellent Twilight Zone-themed episode, so who knows what’s ahead for this show. It’ll be interesting to hear the casting news for it and whether or not the CW decides to run with it beyond the pilot.
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