ABC gives Flash Forward the green light for a series

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

As expected, ABC picked up the sci-fi drama Flash Forward for a series late Friday, giving a green light to the fall series, Variety reported.

The news wasn't a surprise: The network has already been teasing the show via a series of viral marketing spots during Lost.

ABC Studios is behind "Flash Forward," which centers on what happens when everyone on Earth briefly falls unconscious at the same time for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. During those moments, people see what happens to their lives six months in the future.

The show is based on Robert Sawyer's SF novel Flashforward. David Goyer and Brannon Braga wrote the pilot, which Goyer also directed. Goyer, Braga, Vince Gerardis, Jessika Goyer, Marc Guggenheim and Ralph Vicinanza are executive producers; Guggenheim and Goyer will serve as show runners.

The show stars Joseph Fiennes, Courtney B. Vance, Jack Davenport, Sonya Walger, John Cho, Brian O'Byrne, Zachary Knighton, Peyton List and Christine Woods.