US Upfronts 2013/14: Fox

Fox has ordered four new dramas for its 2013/14 schedule and picked up its first event series, which will debut next summer.

Fox

Fox

Of the new dramas, Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human will air this fall, while Rake and Gang Related will follow in midseason.

Fox has also ordered limited series Wayward Pines, after announcing a slate of event dramas earlier this year.

Returning dramas include season nine of Bones, season two of The Following and season five of Glee.

Almost Human is a police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. It is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros Television. The series is created by JH Wyman, who executive produces with JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk, and co-executive producers Kathy Lingg and Reid Shane.

Almost Human

Almost Human

Sleepy Hollow, a modern-day retelling of Washington Irvine’s novel, is a mystery-adventure drama about Icabod Crane, who is resurrected 250 years after his death to help unravel a mystery – but the Headless Horseman is revived with him. It is produced by K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman and executive produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin.

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Gang Related is an action drama set within Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force, where one cop hides his past as a member of a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. It is produced by Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, Imagine Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Chris Morgan, who executive produces with Scott Rosenbaum, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

Gang Related

Gang Related

Rake is an adaptation of the Australian legal drama of the same name about the life of a chaotic and comedic criminal defence lawyer. It is produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media and Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Peter Duncan, who created the original Australian series and executive produces with Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer, Richard Roxburgh and Ian Collie. Star Greg Kinnear and Leslie Tolan are co-executive producers.

Rake

Rake

The new event series planned for 2014 is Wayward Pines, based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch. The story is about a secret service agent who heads to Wayward Pines, ID, on the search for two missing federal agents but is drawn into solving the mystery of the little town. The series, produced by FX Productions, is created and written by Chad Hodge and executive produced by Hodge, M Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line and Ashwin Rajan.The full list of drama pilots in the 2013/14 development season can be seen here.Source: Fox / Futon Critic