When Fringe ends this January, FOX’s run of science fiction content shortens dramatically as the fan-favorite mystery series will go off into the great unknown. Since then, exactly what will happen for the show’s staff has been up in the air. Writer, director, executive producer and showrunner J.H. Wyman has had quite the job ahead of him as the final 13 episodes continue forward in production.
But today, it seems FOX wants to keep him around hopefully for some time to come as Wyman may have a future with the network as his sci-fi pilot has been picked up for 2013.
EW reports that Wyman is reuniting with executive producer J.J. Abrams for an untitled science fiction crime drama of which FOX has just obtained the rights to. The potential series has been given a pilot commitment to head into production early next year, while whether or not it will make its way to a television set in Fall 2013 remains to be seen.
The series is described as an “action-packed buddy cop show that’s set in the near future, when all Los Angeles police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids”. Warner Brothers will be producing the project, while Wyman will take over as showrunner should the series go through.
Bryan Burk, who is the co-founder of Bad Robot Productions, will serve as executive producer on the series as well. Burk previously co-wrote the story for Fringe‘s first season finale “There’s More Than One of Everything”, which Wyman later co-wrote the teleplay of. He also serves as the EP for Fringe, the short-lived Alcatraz and CBS drama Person of Interest.
If successful, this will be the first project of Abrams’ to go through at FOX since Alcatraz.