In a competitive situation, the network has nabbed the untitled Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced project with a pilot production commitment. It 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. Wyman is writing and will executive produce with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is co-exec producing.
This is the second drama from A-list auspices this season set in a world where human-looking robots co-exist with humans. The other, from Howard Gordon and Josh Friedman, sold to NBC in a rich premium script deal.
Wyman has been on Fringe, created by Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, since the first season. After co-running the show with Jeff Pinkner for three seasons, he was named sole showrunner for the sci-fi series’ upcoming 13-episode fifth and final season. In addition to Fringe, Bad Robot is behind the high-profile new NBC drama Revolution, which also is set in the future, and sophomore CBS drama Person Of Interest.