Fox Orders Futuristic Cop Drama Pilot From J.J. Abrams, J.H. Wyman

Tim Kenneally
January 25, 2013
Fox Orders Futuristic Cop Drama Pilot From J.J. Abrams, J.H. Wyman

Fox has given the greenlight 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."

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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.

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