Two J.J. Abrams Dramas Get Pilot Orders, Believe For NBC And A Futuristic Cop Drama For Fox
J.J. Abrams is kind of taking over the universe lately. Or the fictional universe anyway, when you factor in shows like Fringe, Revolution and Person of Interest - not to mention previous dramas Felicity, Lost and Alias - and top it off with Star Trek and now the new Star Wars sequel, there's just no stopping him, and for those of us who love his work, that's just fine. Among his list of upcoming projects is a drama pilot, which NBC has just ordered, and another pilot over at Fox.
Titled Believe, according to TVLine, the drama follows "a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power." Adding even more talent to the pot is Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and coming soon, Gravity), who wrote the script and is on board to executive produce the project, along with Abrams and Bryan Burk.
This is actually the second of two drama pilots with Abrams' name on it getting a pickup today. TVLine reports that Fox has given an order for a pilot described as an "action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids." Buddy cop show about a man and his robot partner? I'm in! The script for that one comes from Fringe's J.H. Wyman. He'll be an EP, along with Burk and Abrams.
Like I said, Abrams is kind of taking over the fictional universe, and that includes the future apparently. We'll have to wait and see if either of these dramas move forward, but I'd say the force is strong with them, so they just might live long and prosper. Bad robot.
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