First, Abrams is re-teaming with J.H. Wyman, who served as an executive producer and showrunner on Fringe, for an untitled project at FOX. Deadline says that project is “described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.” On Fringe, Abrams co-created the series with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, with Wyman joining after the pilot. This new project though is Wyman’s creation, and he has written the pilot, which he and Abrams will executive produce with Bryan Burk.
Abrams other newly greenlit pilot is Believe, at NBC. This one teams Abrams with another notable partner, acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men). Cuarón and Mark Friedman (Home Of the Brave) wrote Believe, which Deadline describes as the “relationship between a girl in possession of a great gift/powers — 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.”
Cuarón will direct the Believe pilot, executive producing with Abrams, Friedman and Burk.