It’s been a busy week for J.J. Abrams. Just a few days after being named as the director of Star Wars Episode VII, Deadline.com has reported that NBC has ordered a drama pilot about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power. Alfonso Cuaron (director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) penned the script and will serve as an executive producer alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk.
If that weren’t enough, Deadline has also reported that Fox has given a pilot order to a new sci-fi drama from Abrams that is co-created by Fringe’s J.H. Wyman. The untitled project is being described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.
These two pilots are part of a long list of Abrams prolific TV career that includes Felicity, Alias, the already mentioned Fringe, Lost, Alcatraz and this season’s Revolution.
If both pilots go to series, they are expected to debut during the Fall 2013 season.