Sci-Fi Wire pulled all the sci-fi, fantasy and supernatural television pilots from the Live Feed blog at The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s what on tap from the major nets in the coming months.
Masterwork comes from Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring, about a race against time to recover the world’s most sought-after artifacts.
The network also has an as-yet-untitled reincarnation drama on the way, from Friday Night Lights’ producer David Hudgins, which revolves around past-life investigators who use reincarnation to solve mysteries
Human Target is based on a DC Comics series created by Carmine Infantino, Len Wein and Dick Giordano, about a mysterious security-agent-for-hire named Christopher Chance, who assumes the identities of people in life-threatening danger, becoming the “human target” for his clients. According to Wikipedia, the Chance first appeared in Action Comics #419 in 1972. The Human Target has already been turned into a single season TV series back in 1992, and starred Rick Springfield as Chance. The ’92 series also starred Kirk Baltz, Sami Chester and Signy Coleman. The new pilot is written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan Steinberg, and comes from Warner Bros. TV and McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision.
Eva Adams is about a male chauvinist who wakes up in a woman’s body. This show comes from the creators of The West Wing.
Virtuality, from Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore, is a sci-fi drama set in two different worlds – outer space and a seemingly limitless virtual realm.
Eastwick, from Jack & Bobby’s consulting producer and writer Maggie Friedman is based on John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick, about three women who discover they have supernatural abilities.
Flash Forward comes from Dark Knight writer David Goyer and Brannon Braga, and follows the after-affects in which everyone in the world blacks out for two minutes and has a vision of their future
V is based on the 1983 miniseries, which follows human resistance fighters battling aliens.
Day One is coming from Heroes writer Jesse Alexander, and takes place In the aftermath of a global event that obliterates the world’s infrastructure. It revolves around a small band of survivors attempting to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries around why the event took place.
CBS has no sci-fi pilots coming soon.
- People / Bands: Brannon Braga | David Goyer | David Hudgins | Dick Giordano | John Updike | Jonathan Steinberg | Kirk Baltz | Len Wein | Maggie Friedman | Paul Scheuring | Rick Springfield | Ron Moore | Sami Chester | Signy Coleman
- Shows / Movies: Human Target | Jesse Alexander | The Witches of Eastwick
- Genres: Comic Based | Fantasy | Science Fiction | Television | Thrillers
- Story Types: News