CBS Picks Up Drama Pilot From J.J. Abrams, Jonah Nolan

2/18/2011 Posted by Admin

CBS Picks Up Drama Pilot From J.J. Abrams, Jonah Nolan

Television News

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

While I'm super-excited to see J.J. Abrams' upcoming film "Super 8," I have to admit that ever since "Lost" ended, I've been dying to see him fully delve back into a TV project. "Lost" was unlike anything else on TV and had me hooked from start to finish, and I always hoped he would bring another series like it to the screen.

Luckily for me, my hope for a new series is looking pretty good.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has given the greenlight to Abrams’ new drama pilot, "Person of Interest."

What makes this even better (if that's possible) is the fact that the show is written by "The Dark Knight" co-writer Jonah Nolan. I've been a fan of Jonah Nolan (Christopher Nolan's bro) ever since I found out his short story was the inspiration for "Memento," one of my all-time favorite movies.

The new series will follow an ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team not to solve crimes, but to prevent them before they happen. The story sounds similar to "Minority Report," but knowing Abrams and Nolan, this film will have a very different feel to it than that film.

"Person of Interest" is the second pilot order for Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, this year, following Fox’s pickup of "Alcatraz."

Although there are numerous police and crime procedurals on TV today, the science fiction element allows for this to possibly be something truly unique and may stand out once it comes to pass. The fact that Nolan and Abrams are working together is enough for me, this project should absolutely be something to keep an eye out for come next TV season.

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