FRINGE Producers Head To The Future In New Fox Pilot

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Fringe producers JJ. Abrams and J.H. Wyman go back to the future in new Fox pilot.

via Seriable:

Fox has put in a pilot order for a robot cop drama from Fringe producers JJ. Abrams and J.H. WymanDeadline confirms.

The currently untitled sci-fi drama is described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are teamed with highly evolved human-like androids.

The drama arrived at Fox in September with a pilot production commitment, now it’s all systems go.

Wyman wrote the pilot and will executive produce with new Star Wars director Abrams and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is co-exec producing.

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          • Ian S. says

            As much as I love Fringe, unfortunately (as much as I hate to admit it) I think Wyman just can’t carry a show into A material alone. Season 5 was not nearly as good as it could have been and I really think that has to do that Pinkner left.

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            • Astralcar says

              Pinkner was involved in the Boom-Boom-Machine + meandering season 4 + horrible PO love story development, so I’m not sure he’d be a guarantee for success either. :-)

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              • Starman says

                I mostly agree, Astralcar (although I have to admit some fondness for the Boom-Boom Machine). Pinkner was a co-writer of “Brave New World,” which in my opinion is easily the worst season finale Fringe ever did, and is the main reason I have a lower opinion of Season 4. Season 5 was in some ways as uneven as Season 4 but at least “Liberty/An Enemy of Fate” was a decent finale for the show, so I give Wyman credit for that. I’m not convinced Pinkner would have improved Season 5, as the problems stemmed from the nature of the story which forced the writers to mostly eliminate the alternate universe and the case-of-the week format which worked well for Fringe.

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                • kate says

                  Jeff Pinkner don’t wrote alone Brave New World,Brave New World was written by Jeff Pinkner and JH Wyman & Akiva Goldsman,they also wrote Over There, best season finale ever

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                  • Starman says

                    True, and I give them credit for Over There. My point was not to bash Pinkner; the Pinkner/Wyman team is the reason Fringe became a great show in Seasons 2 and 3. I brought up Brave New World simply to counter some of the Wyman-bashing, because it shows that having Pinkner as a collaborator was no guarantee of success. Season 4 proved that.

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                    • Starman says

                      Whatever your opinion of Season 5, I would argue that it was no more or less successful than Season 4, where both Pinkner and Wyman were in charge. I do think that Season 5 at least had a much better ending than Season 4, but to each their own.

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  1. matt says

    not really that interested in this show but we’ll have to see I guess once theres a trailer…

    but more importantly, this I where I found out JJ will direct the next star wars and may I say HOLY CRAP! WHAT A GUY! WHAT A LUCKY GUY, SUCCESSFULLY REBOOTING STAR TREK AND NOW GETTING HIS PAWS ON STAR WARS? OMG I AM ACTUALLY SUPER EXCITED FOR THEM NOW. ALL SIGNS POINT TO THIS BEING INCREDIBLE! HOORAY FOR JJ! FRINGE STAR TREK AND NOW STAR WARS! MY THREE FAVOURITE THINGS AND HES GOT HIS HAND IN ALL THREE POTS! YOU ROCK DUDE! DONT LET US DOWN!

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  2. _lost_stef_ says

    Although disappointed because Fringe is finished I still think it should have been heading into its 6th season, anything from JJ is going to be awesome and we know Wyman is capable of brilliant things so I will be giving this show a go.

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  3. Briar says

    Sounds like Isaac Asimov’s Caves of Steel. They’d like this: no women who aren’t victims or criminals. But if there isn’t a strong central female character, I shan’t watch it. My requisite for any show.

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  4. MysticKid says

    Or Ernest Borgnine’s old ’70′s show, “Future Cop,” ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075510/ ) which I remember as at least a little respite from the dearth of science fiction series around at that time. Frankly, I’d trust JH’s instincts even if he wanted to write the life story of a pebble on a beach, considering how well he helmed “Fringe’s” Finale.

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  5. ML says

    The way Wyman handled the final season of Fringe, I’m more hesitant of him working on his own. I just don’t like how he handled many things.

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    • shidey17 says

      I have to agree. He seems to be able to write decent stuff when he is reigned in by someone else, but if he has the freedom to do whatever he wants, thing get whack in a hurry.

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