Howard Gorden and Josh Friedman to develop sci-fi soap opera for NBC

‘Awake’ executive producer Howard Gordon has teamed up with writer Josh Friedman to develop a “high-concept” sci-fi drama that has landed at NBC.

The yet untitled series will be designed as a night time soap set in a world where androids are the norm. When a routine homicide reveals the first robot-on-human murder, the lead detective must solve the case, investigate a growing robot rebellion and deal with his own dysfunctional family.

Friedman will be writing the script with Gordon supervising. Not new to the whole robots vs. humans world, Friedman was also the writer and executive producer of the FOX series ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.’ He also wrote the pilot for FOX’s ‘Locke & Key’ that the network had passed on going to series and wrote the screenplay for Tom Cruise’s feature ‘War of the Worlds.’ His last television venture was for the now defunct series ‘The Finder’ that had starred Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Gordon will be executive producing the show with Friedman. His name is quite familiar to the sci-fi community as he’s produced on many genre shows such as the 1980’s version of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Angel’ and ‘Awake.’  Gordon latest project is the Showtime series ‘Homeland’ which will see it’s Season 2 premiere on September 30th.

The project is certainly in good hands. If the powers that be at the peacock network decide the script is worthy, then a pilot order should follow.

We’ll be definitely keeping our eyes on the development of this project!

Source: Deadline