No, you’re not wrong: On the surface this kind of sounds silly. But hey, we’re willing to give anything a shot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is turning the classic story of King Arthur into a magic-infused police procedural called Camelot. Here’s the pitch: “When an ancient magic reawakens in modern-day Manhattan, a graffiti artist named Art must team with his best friend Lance and his ex, Gwen — an idealistic cop — in order to realize his destiny and fight back against the evil forces that threaten the city.”
The project ended up at the network in a competitive situation (meaning multiple networks were interested), so there must be something enticing in the proposal. It comes from writers Dan Frey and Ru Sommer (Black List feature script Bleeding Kansas). They’re signed on to write the script and executive-produce.
Camelot is only the latest effort by Fox to capitalize on existing intellectual property, with shows like Sleepy Hollow already on the air and adaptations of The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon debuting this fall.
Combining a police procedural with fantasy elements can certainly work (see: Fox’s own Lucifer as an example), but it’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)