Two Pilots Ordered from Abrams’ Bad Robot

Picture 1Now is the time of year that networks start looking for shows to fill their fall schedule, anticipating (quite rightly) that most to the shows they premiered in Jan/Feb will fail miserably.

Bad Robot, the production company behind Lost, Alias, Fringe, and Revolution, has already landed to pilot orders, despite that fact that its owner, J.J. Abrams, has been busy finishing up Star Trek into Darkness and signing up to direct Star Wars 7.

The first is a currently un-titled series for Fox (which aired Fringe) about a police officer in the near future who is partnered with human-looking robots.  It’s being written by J.H. Wyman, who co-produced Fox’s Fringe with Abrams.  Robot cops are nothing new; but then, neither are FBI agents investigating the paranormal, and Fringe turned out great.

The second pilot is for NBC (which airs Revolution).  It’s called Believe, and features a young girl who is destined to develop superpowers seven years from now, and the ex-con who is tasked with protecting her until that event occurs.  I wonder if they actually have a seven year story arc planned out?  This one was written by Alfonso Cuarón, who directed  Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as the sci-fi film Children of Men, which gives us reason to watch out for this one.


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