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Androids?

By Robert T. Trate     September 06, 2012
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Fringe duo J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman are reteaming for a sci-fi project set up at Fox.

The network, which will wrap Fringe following a 13-episode final season this year, has given a pilot-production commitment to a futuristic cop drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The new show is set in the not-so-distant future, like Abrams' upcoming NBC drama Revolution, and revolves around LAPD officers who are now partnered with highly evolved humanlike androids.

Wyman will pen the untitled project and executive produce alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk for Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams is based. Kathy Lingg will co-executive produce.

The buddy-cop drama comes as Abrams prepares to wrap Fringe with a fifth and final season and as the prolific producer is poised to launch NBC's postapocalyptic drama Revolution -- which is set 15 years in the future. 

 
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mellowdoux 9/6/2012 10:17:07 AM

 And the writer's pitch went something like this:

"Y'know how this year is the 30th Anniversary of 'Blade Runner' and all? Well, how would you guys like to cash in on that?"

metalpause 9/6/2012 10:34:47 AM

The Return of Holmes and Yo-yo!

monkeyfoot 9/6/2012 10:52:14 AM

Or the return of Mann and Machine, the early 90s cop show with Yancy Butler the android partner to a human man cop.

Or maybe the sequel to I, Robot.

Or maybe Future Cop, a cops show from the 70s with curmudgeonly veteran cop Ernest Borgnine partner with a robot.

Cops and robots go together like cops and donuts.

samson 9/6/2012 12:40:16 PM

Sounds like an update of, "Man and Machine" for anyone who remembers that. It was a decent show, but not great. It could have been had it been on longer.

I like Abrams TV shows much better than his movie (except Star Trek. Loved that). I'll give this a shot.

dojen1 9/6/2012 12:47:28 PM

Really? Is this for real? Because look how many OTHER "cop with robot partner" shows the Maniacs have already mentioned. I remember Harlon Ellison, many years ago, had a script for a similar show called "Brillo". That was the robot's name, because Brillo is metal fuzz, and back then we called cops "the fuzz". Clever huh? Oh well, nothing new under the sun. I just hope Abrams can find a way to give the tired concept a fresh turn.

monkeyfoot 9/6/2012 1:03:55 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot the show Total Recall 2070 from the late 90s. It was loosely based on the Arnold film and was about... wait for it...wait....waaaaiiittt....a human cop partnered with an android.

Just team a cop with a donut covered robot, why don't ya.

Noovtere 9/6/2012 1:06:00 PM

Sounds like Caves of Steel

redvector 9/6/2012 1:23:00 PM

You know who I'd cast as the android cop? The Avenger's Clark Gregg.

almostunbiased 9/6/2012 1:43:32 PM

I might watch Revolution, but I ask myself why does everyone fight with swords and bows instead of guns?  I mean beside the fact that Hunger Games was such a huge hit.

ztigr 9/6/2012 2:19:57 PM

 @almostunbiased, I thought the same thing.  What gunpowder doesn't work either?  How about instead of an actual android, they add an alien who is very much Android like ...like...Alien Nation?

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