J.J. Abrams’ robot cop drama gets pilot order, NBC orders another created with Alfonso Cuaron

By Daniel S Levine,

J.J. Abrams is ending his week with two more pieces of good news. Just a day after he was named director of the next Star Wars movie, NBC and Fox ordered pilots for two new projects from his Bad Robot production company.

First up is a robot cop drama that was reported on back in September. According to The Wrap, it is still untitled. It was developed by Abrams with Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman. Abrams, Wyman and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk will executive produce.

The robot cop drama takes place in a near future in which the LAPD works with advanced robots.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has put in an order for Believe, a project that will be written Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Gravity). Abrams, Burk, Cuaron and The Forgotten’s Mark Friedman are executive producing.

Believe will star a powerful young girl who meets an escaped prisoner. The two team up to keep her from those who want to harness her power.

On Thursday, multiple reports confirmed that Abrams is in talks to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. He is still working on Star Trek Into Darkness, which hits theaters in May.

On the TV side, Abrams is best known for ABC’s Lost and Fox’s Fringe, which just finished its final season last week.



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