With HBO’s Westworld riding a wave of buzz, the artificial intelligence angle is about to become a much more popular one in the sci-fi genre — and Fox is looking to get ahead of the curve.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has placed a script commitment with penalty (essentially meaning it's fairly likely to move forward) for an AI-based sci-fi series called Girl 10. The series is set in the near future and focuses on Elle, one of only 10 synthetic humans in existence. Elle finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation while trying to stop an evil cabal from weaponizing the technology behind artificial intelligence.
The premise seems to have shades of the sci-fi indie hit Ex Machina, as well as some of the questions HBO will be exploring with Westworld. The series is being produced by Jessica Alba (who of course got her start starring in Fox’s early 2000’s series Dark Angel), with the pilot written by Gotham alum Ken Woodruff.
If Girl 10 moves forward, it’ll join a few other sci-fi shows already dabbling in the topic. AMC has Humans, Syfy is gearing up for The Machine, and HBO of course has Westworld. Fox actually ran a future-set cop series featuring an android, Almost Human, back in 2014 — but it was axed after one (surprisingly good) season.
What’s your take on Girl 10? Would you check it out?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)