J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is ending the 2010-11 selling season the way it started it, with a spec from female writer(s) with long ties to Abrams and his shows. In early September, it was Alcatraz, from Lost veteran Elizabeth Sarnoff. Now it is Pulp, from Fringe co-executive producers Monica Breen and Alison Schapker who also worked on Abrams’ dramas Lost and Alias. News of the project, a “heightened reality” crime drama, was broken by my colleague Michael Ausiello on TVLine.com, our new sister TV-centered Web site with consumer bent, which was launched today. Pulp, which Bad Robot is co-producing with Warner Bros. TV, is expected to be taken out to the networks shortly.
It has been a very busy development season for Bad Robot, which has 3 projects already set up at the broadcast networks with big commitments. Alcatraz at Fox has been picked up to pilot and cast, a special ops show at NBC, written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Alias), has Lost alums Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson attached to star, and a crime thriller at CBS hails from feature writer Jonah Nolan.