‘Fringe’ team J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman sell robot cop drama to Fox

By Daniel S Levine,

J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman’s Fringe is entering its last season, but that doesn’t mean that their relationship with Fox will be ending. The duo just sold Fox a new cop drama set in a future Los Angeles where the police work with advanced robots. Fox has made a pilot production commitment for the project.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Wyman will be writing the pilot, while Abrams will executive produce with Wyman, Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk and Kathy Lingg.

According to Deadline, the series is being described as a buddy cop drama, where an LAPD officer in the not-so-distant future is paired with a highly advanced android. Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot will be producing the currently untitled series.

Wyman has worked with Abrams and Fringe co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci since the show began. He was co-showrunner for three seasons and will be showrunner himself for the series’ final 13-episode season, which starts on Sept. 28.

As for Abrams, he will be launching another new show this fall, Revolution, which is also set in a not-so-distant future. That show begins on Sept. 27. Last year, he directed Super 8 and is currently working on a Star Trek sequel that will hit theaters in May 2013.



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