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Fox has been busy picking up new pilots lately; two more drama pilots have been given the green light, both produced by Warner Bros. TV. Pilots have been ordered for a serial killer series as well as a new legal drama. Fox may be looking to replace some of the series that are potentially on the chopping block at the end of the season according to rumor.
Deadline reported that Fox picked up both a yet untitled Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Scream) serial killer project and a Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim legal drama entitled Guilty. Both series had put pilot commitments from the network. After recent TCA discussions regarding the future of Fox series Fringe and Terra Nova as well as the questionable future of the long-running medical drama House, Fox may have some holes to fill in the drama area.
Williamson’s serial killer plotline apparently follows a mastermind of a serial killer who makes Dexter seem like a slacker – creating his own serial killer cult through some as-yet undescribed technology. Certainly Dexter has proved that there is no lack of interest in the secret world of serial killers. This drama also promises an FBI agent caught up in the mix. How it will all come together is a little unclear at the moment.
Meanwhile, Guilty will follow a defense attorney who loses his license after a false fraud conviction but attempts to solve crimes on the side aided by a loose moral code and some interesting methods. His ultimate goal is to bring down the people who were behind his conviction.
Which of these new pilots makes it into the Fox lineup, if either, may well depend on the final fate of those series facing low ratings and cancellation rumors.