These days, J.J. Abrams is making sure the sci-fi genre is well represented on television. Not only is he the executive producer for ‘Fringe‘, which happens to be in its last season, he is also the executive producer of ‘Person of Interest’ and the newly unveiled series ‘Revolution‘, Now he’s teaming up with Alfonso Cuarón (‘Gravity‘, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’) to produce a new supernatural show for NBC.The project, which at the moment has no title, is described as a “high-concept drama” about a girl who possesses “a great gift/power 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.”
NBC has given the project a pilot commitment order by-passing a script order commitment most projects are usually given during this development season. Cuarón is set to helm the pilot and will co-write the script with Mark Friedman (‘The Forgotten’, ‘Home of the Brave’).
This is the second pilot that Abrams has sold to networks this year as he is also involved in another sci-fi project but this time with ‘Fringe’s’ J.H. Wyman involving LAPD officers partnered with androids. Fox snagged up this one up and gave it a pilot commitment order.
If the NBC pilot gets a green light, the series will definitely be a long term project as the log line states that young girl’s abilities has seven years to develop giving the show at least a seven year life span as long as the ratings are good enough.
Abrams is one of those rare talents that seem to be able to put out some good sci-fi projects. Let’s hope this one will make it to the small screen.