The TV Upfronts begin next week, but already the networks are making announcements to attract advertisers. Fox picked up four new shows, including one we’ve had our eyes on for a while: “Sleepy Hollow,” directed by Len Wiseman. We have all the details and some early photos.
“Sleepy Hollow,” from Star Trek team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, finds Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) being resurrected to find a world on the brink of doom. Here’s the official synopsis:
From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the Star Trek and Transformers franchises, “Fringe”), the thrilling new action-adventure “SLEEPY HOLLOW” is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
“SLEEPY HOLLOW” is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” Underworld and Total Recall). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci and Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.
Along with “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox nabbed “Almost Human” (working title) from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, which stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, and Lili Taylor. It follows police officers partnered with lifelike androids 35 years in the future, and the pilot was directed by Brad Anderson. (We won’t be covering “Almost Human” any further probably, but with names like Abrams, Anderson, and Urban involved, we figured a lot of you would be interested.)
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, “ALMOST HUMAN” (working title) is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely connection is forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases in a brave new world.
“ALMOST HUMAN” (wt) is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Wyman, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe”) and Reid Shane (“Fringe”) are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson (“Fringe,” “The Killing”) directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.
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