Fox has picked up "Fringe," a spooky series from the minds of J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, reports Variety.
The network has made a series commitment to the Warner Bros.-Bad Robot production, which will start off with a two-hour pilot budgeted at more than $10 million. Abrams, Kurtzman and Orci (who are working on Paramount's new Star Trek movie) wrote the project and will executive produce along with Bryan Burk ("Lost"). A search has begun for a pilot director as well as a series showrunner.
"Fringe" mixes elements of "The X-Files" and Paddy Chayefsky's Altered States with what Abrams calls "a slight 'Twilight Zone' vibe." It will focus on brilliant but possibly crazy research scientist Walter Bishop, his estranged son and a female FBI agent who brings them together.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Posted by Art with Jimmy at 10/08/2007 11:08:00 PM