J.J. Abrams throws in for two new Television Pilots



It looks like the force is well and truly with J.J. Abrams when it comes to movies and television and it looks like the prolific producer/writer/director is to bring us two more television pilots.

According to a report found at scifibulletin Abrams is working on a new untitled project, which Fox has green lit. Abrams will work with his ‘Fringe’ colleague J.H. Wyman, set in a near future where Los Angeles cops are partnered with androids. The “action-packed buddy cop show” has had a pilot production commitment since September.

The other project, which Abrams has in the works is for NBC and is called ‘Believe,’ which centres on the unlikely relationship between a girl in possession of a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down. ‘Believe’ is written by Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman; they will co-produce with Abrams and Bryan Burk.

These are not the only new genre projects that have been given the thumbs up. The CW has ordered The Hundred, set 97 years after a nuclear war. A hundred juvenile delinquents are sent back to Earth to find out if it’s habitable. CW are also behind Oxygen, about a human society where aliens are kept in prison, as well as a second pilot for The Selection, and a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries.

Added to this ABC are bringing us the exciting new S.H.I.E.L.D series, which is produced by the much loved Joss Whedon and The Returned, about deceased people turning up on their loved ones’ doorsteps. CBS has its adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome. NBC also have Bloodline, about a girl caught in the middle of a mystical ancient fight and Carlton’s Cuse’s supernatural Western The Sixth Gun, which we ran a story on last week.


Written By: Ian Cullen

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