Pilot Parade: Two From Abrams, CW Goes Post-Apocalyptic
You’d think with all the pilot announcements made already that the networks would be just about all set, but if the last few days are any indication, that’s far from the case.
J.J. Abrams has two shows being eyed by two different networks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has an untitled sci-fi buddy cop drama at Fox with Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman. The hour-long show focuses on a future version of L.A. where human cops are partnered with sophisticated robots. The website also reports Abrams is set to produce Believe for NBC. This series follows a young girl with a mysterious special ability and the convict who’s been assigned to protect her from dark forces.
The CW also announced a couple of interesting projects, both of which have post-apocalyptic premises. The first, titled The Hundred, is based on an upcoming young adult sci-fi novel series by Kass Morgan. Here’s how the network describes the potential series: “The hour-long entry is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.”
Oxygen, from The Good Wife‘s Meredith Averill, is actually less post-apocalyptic than it is post-alien invasion, as the series picks up 10 years after aliens landed and moved humans into internment camps. Nine of the aliens are integrated into a human high school and, as these things go, one of the boy aliens falls for one of the female humans.
Finally — at least for now — THR reports ABC has decided to translate the British series Spy for American audiences. The Sky1 series was created by Simeon Goulden, who will write the U.S. version that finds a well-meaning but somewhat goofy father joining the Secret Service to show his highly intelligent son how capable he can be.