I know, I know you must think I’m mad. After all it’s still July. But September will be here before you know it. So let’s take a look at some of the pilots that look interesting and might be worth checking out come fall. Do remember though that these are still in pilot stages and that is no guarantee of a full season pick up. Also I’ve tried to find trailers but obviously not all are already available.
Person of Interest is produced by CBS and it is based on a screenplay written by J. J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. It stars Michael Emerson (as in Benjamin Linus) as a rich billionaire who has created a computer program that predicts future crimes. He hires a former CIA agent (played by Jim Caviezel) to help him prevent these crimes. Allegedly this was the highest rated test pilot CBS has seen in the last 15 years. I still haven’t decided if that is a good or a bad thing.
I’ve already written about Alcatraz and I’m hoping this one will get a full season pick up. If for nothing else than to see Jorge Garcia on weekly basis again.
Produced by Fox and created by Tim Kring (of Heroes fame) Touch is about an autistic and mute boy who can predict future events. The series will get a mid-season premiere and so far Kiefer Sunderland and Danny Glover have been cast in main roles.
Identity is based on the ITV series of the same name (which coincidently got cancelled after just one season). It stars Angela Bassett as the special agent in charge of the unit that deals with identity-related crimes. The series is produced by ABC and written by John Glenn.
Locke & Key
Unfortunately it seems according to latest reports Locke & Key will not get a pick up. The pilot did get screened at Comic Con last week but Fox didn’t pick it up. It is based on horror comics written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. It is a modern-day haunted house horror and I was really curious to see this one but unless someone leaks the pilot on the Internet chance of that is slim to none. Joe Hill is also a book author (I’d recommend his Heart Shaped Box). And Stephen King’s son.
Created by David Greenwalt (Angel) and Jim Kouf and produced by NBC Grimm is being sold as a cop drama but with a supernatural twist. It stars Dave Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, a homicide detective in Portland, Oregon who discovers he is a descendant of Grimms, hunters who fight supernatural forces.
House of Lies is produced by Showtime and stars Don Cheadle as a cut-throat consultant who will do anything to acquire the information his clients need. The series also marks Kristen Bell‘s return to television (which she should have done a long time ago).
The River is produced by ABC and it is a paranormal/drama/adventure series. TV wildlife host goes missing in the Amazona and 6 months later his wife and kid receive his beacon signal indicating he is alive. Documentary crew is assembled and they travel to Amazon to the last destination he has visited to learn more and try to find him. But they are in for a surprise.
There isn’t much to find about More As This Story Develops but it is produced by HBO and it is written by Aaron Sorkin. It is a show about well a TV show more specifically a TV news anchor (played by Jeff Daniels). The cast also includes Sam Waterston and Dev Patel
So tell me dear readers are any new pilots on your radar? Anything you are excited to see come fall?