Any show with J.J. Abrams’ name attached as a producer gets the fanboys into a tizzy on the net. Which is a good thing for shows like “Revolution”, which is really cool and “Person of Interest”, which is also really good, and any attention is good attention. Then again, the fact that you have Abrams’ name attached also brings some hefty expectations that can also be a heavy burden if the show, you know, sucks (“Alcatraz”, anyone?)
Abrams’ latest foray into TV is an untitled sci-fi cop show on the Fox network with his “Fringe” co-producer J.H. Wyman. The show is described as “an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.”
Apparently this isn’t even the first show about human-looking, evolved robots co-existing with humanity. Howard Gordon and Josh Friedman are developing a similar show, but one that actually sounds a hell of a lot better:
…a thriller soap set in a world much like ours, where human-looking robots are commonplace. After a routine homicide explodes into the first robot-on-human murder, the lead detective must solve the case and investigate a growing robot rebellion while dealing with the impact on his own fractured family.
That one, also untitled, has been sold to NBC.
Hey, if you like human-on-robot action, the coming few years is gonna be fun, it seems like. Remember, there are also some killer robot movies coming out, too, including the Steven Spielberg-directed “Robopocalypse” that should also be a blast.
Via : Deadline