We'd heard a while back that J.J. Abrams and current Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman were working on a new sci-fi series—and now Wyman has been kind enough to spill the beans.
The untitled series has been described as an action-oriented "buddy cop" series set in near-future L.A., with cops partnered up with human-like androids.
Wyman says they hope to go deep into the implications of the premise, looking at "incredible themes" of "humanity vs. technology."
Here's what he told Digital Spy about the series:
"I'm very excited about that. It's something that we're thrilled with because it's a very big conceptual piece of television. I'm sort of obsessed with the idea of... humanity vs technology and what's happening to us. These types of things concern me and they also concern JJ.Just judging by the premise, it seems to hit Abrams' TV sweet spot of action, sci-fi and cop shows. It even has a big gimmick at its center to serve as a jumping-off point, with androids being commonplace.
We're interested and we can see a great platform for us to tell a massive story that deals with all these cool things. It touches on other things we have done, but this is definitely more unique and definitely has a point of view that we've never done. If people are fans of science-fiction and fans of drama, you'll really dig this show."
It's nice to see Abrams and Wyman sticking together, because Wyman's vision has helped shape the harder sci-fi seasons we've seen of Fringe. Combine that with Abrams' ability to tell good stories, and this could be one to watch.
What do you think? Is it the next Fringe, or the next Alcatraz?
(Via Digital Spy)