With Alcatraz long gone and Fringe's final season
on the way, Fox is keen to stay in the J.J. Abrams business. The latest
idea? A near-future buddy cop series featuring human-like cyborgs.
Abrams and fellow Fringe mastermind J.H. Wyman have teamed up for the currently untitled project, which has received a pilot production commitment from the network.
Here's the description, via Deadline:
"An action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids."Could be interesting, and we're glad to see Abrams keep championing unique sci-fi series on the small screen. But let's just hope it doesn't fall into the same case-of-the-week doldrums that hurt Alcatraz during its stretch run.
Interestingly, this is the second series this week to focus on robots in a near-future setting. Abrams' announcement follows Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman's new NBC series framed around a robot/human murder mystery.
Hmm, looks like next fall could be the season of the android. Are you happy to see some harder sci-fi series coming down the pike?