Fox has ordered two drama pilots, A.P.B., from 20th Century Fox TV, and Recon, from Warner Bros. TV, marking the first Fox pilot order from an outside studio this season. A.P.B. is from writer David Slack, most recently co-executive producer on CBS’ Person Of Interest, and Sleepy Hollow co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman. Recon is written by The Vampire Diaries exec producer Caroline Dries and exec produced by TVD co-developers/exec producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
Inspired by the July New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans” by David Amsden (read it here), A.P.B. explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. Can this eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach fix the broken ways of these blue-blooded veterans? Slack executive produces with Wiseman, who is attached to direct. Also executive producing the project are David Bernardi, Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman and Robert Friedman.
Recon is about a rookie FBI agent who embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family. Dries wrote the script and is exec producing with Williamson and Plec through Warner Bros. TV and Williamson’s Outerbanks Entertainment.