Love him or hate him, there’s no question that J.J. Abrams is one of the most powerful movers and shakers on the Hollywood landscape today. I try to take a measured view of the guy: I don’t think he’s infallible, nor do I think he’s the antichrist. He gave us Lost and Fringe, but he also gave us the thoroughly middling Alcatraz. So I tend to greet any new Abrams project with interest, if not necessarily optimism, and that’s the case with the upcoming science fiction pilot from Abrams and Fringe exec producer J.H. Wyman. When it was announced last month, the project was described as a “buddy cop” series set in a future where every LAPD officer is teamed with an android. Now Wyman has revealed a bit more about the still untitled series, but in the vaguest way possible.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Wyman called the show a “very big conceptual piece of television” that will delve into notions of humanity vs. technology…which seems given the general concept. “I’m sort of obsessed with the idea of… humanity vs technology and what’s happening to us,” says Wyman. “We’re interested and we can see a great platform for us to tell a massive story that deals with all these cool things.”