Monday, September 24, 2012
JJ Abrams continues his slow march to be executive producer of all television shows as he has signed up Alfonso Cuaron to direct the pilot of his next potential NBC series. Cuaron is the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and received Oscar nominations for writing Children of Men and Y Tu Mama Tambien. The untitled series is described as being "about a girl in possession of a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down." The pilot episode will be used to show off a show's potential to entice a network to pay for an entire season of a show for the 2013-2014 season.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Director, writer and executive producer of a bunch of stuff JJ Abrams has signed a three year extension with Warner Bros. Television. The deal keeps Abrams and Bryan Burk with WB to develop television shows for the studio to then sell to various networks. Currently the deal has resulted in three JJ Abrams shows on TV this season with Revolution, Person of Interest and Fringe with more in the pipeline.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
JJ Abrams' remains busy as he has has found a replacement show for Fringe with Fox. Abrams and his Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman have signed a pilot agreement with the network for "an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids." Abrams will exec produce with Wyman set to run this new show if it gets an order.
NBC has posted the full pilot episode of Revolution that will premiere on September 17th. The show, executive produced by JJ Abrams, explores a world devastated when electricity and other complex sources of energy ceases to work. The first episode shows a whole lot of potential. Most of the introduced characters are interesting. The exception is the son character (forget his name) that repeatedly acts like an angst ridden moron that writers who don't have teenagers tend to write and fail to recognize how tiresome they quickly become. Episode is below.