Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FOX Picks Up 'Rake,' 'Gang Related,' 'Almost Human' & 'Sleepy Hollow'

        Wednesday, May 8 - FOX has officially made its new drama series pickups, ordering four drama pilots to series - Rake starring Greg Kinnear, Gang Related starring Ramon Rodriguez, Sleepy Hollow from Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and Almost Human from J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams.

        From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, Almost Human is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely connection is forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigates cases in a brave new world. Almost Human is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is create by J.H. Wyman who wrote the pilot. The series is executive produced by Wyman, Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg and Reid Shane are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.

        A gritty new action drama, follows Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force - led by Sam Chapel (Emmy Award winner Terry O'Quinn) - who teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (Rza) to take on three of the city's most dangerous gangs, including one he has ties to. Gang Related is from Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, Imagine Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Chris Morgan. The series is executive-produced by Morgan, Scott Rosenbaum, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Allen Hughes directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

        Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear makes his broadcast television series debut with the bold new legal drama Rake, from executive producer Peter Tolan and creator/executive producer Peter Duncan, who create the hit Australian series of the same name. Rake centers on Keegan Deane, one of life's great addicts, a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one. He takes on the cases that nobody else will touch, ruled by a resolute optimism, belief in justice and dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption - much like himself. Rake is produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Peter Duncan. The series is executive-produced by Duncan, Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer, Richard Roxburgh and Ian Collie. Kinnear and Leslie Tolan are co-executive producers. Sam Raimi directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

        From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the thrilling new action-adventure Sleepy Hollow is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity's last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Sleepy Hollow is from 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. The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.