With newly installed broadcast entertainment chiefs Bob Greenblatt and Paul Lee, NBC has ordered pilots for a number of shows that will have genre television fans sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation.
According to Deadline, in addition to the just ordered David E. Kelley reboot of ‘Wonder Woman’ pilot, NBC has picked up ‘Grimm’. Described as a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist, the series was created by ‘Angel’ co-creator David Greenwalt and the show’s writer Jim Kouf (‘National Treasure’, ‘Angel’).
In addition, the network has also ordered Ronald Moore’s (‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’) ’17th Precinct’, which is a cop drama set in a town where magic rules over science.
NBC also has a pilot order for the very surprising, but interesting sounding ‘Poe’. Set in 1840s Boston, the crime procedural series features macabre poet Edgar Allan Poe.
Let’s hope the new chiefs have the guts to put these new series on the fall schedule.