Fox Buys A.I. Family Drama ‘Familiar’ From ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Writer & Temple Hill

Heather Regnier
Courtesy of UTA

Fox has put in development Familiar, an hourlong drama from former Sleepy Hollow writer-producer Heather Regnier, Temple Hill Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.


Written by Regnier, Familiar is set in 2029, the year A.I. Robotics will go the path of the personal computer – or so is the hope of the Wiercinskis, the family behind Luminary, the first mainstream consumer-oriented robotics company. The project follows the powerful and dysfunctional family as they navigate their own personal and familial relationships in an ever-changing world that they had a significant (if sometimes unethical) hand in shaping. Regnier executive produces with Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey and Albert Page. 20th Century Fox TV, where Temple Hill is based, is the studio.

Familiar is a return to Fox and 20th TV for Regnier, who was writer for three seasons on Sleepy Hollow. She’s currently a consulting producer on TNT’s Snowpiercer and also has a project, Dicks, set up with Anonymous Content. She’s repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.

This is the latest TV project tackling the hot subject of A.I., which also is at the center of the breakout new HBO drama Westworld.

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