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'Fringe's' J.J. Abrams, J.H. Wyman Sell Futuristic Drama to Fox

The buddy-cop drama has received a pilot production commitment from the network.

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Fringe duo J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman are reteaming for a sci-fi project set up at Fox.

The network, which will wrap Fringe following a 13-episode final season this year, has given a pilot-production commitment to a futuristic cop drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The new show is set in the not-so-distant future, like Abrams' upcoming NBC drama Revolution, and revolves around LAPD officers who are now partnered with highly evolved humanlike androids.

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Wyman will pen the untitled project and executive produce alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk for Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams is based. Kathy Lingg will co-executive produce.

The buddy-cop drama comes as Abrams prepares to wrap Fringe with a fifth and final season and as the prolific producer is poised to launch NBC's postapocalyptic drama Revolution -- which is set 15 years in the future.  

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