So J.J. Abrams is producing this new futuristic cop show cooking for Fox, but there’s hardly any information about it out there at this point. All we knew before today was (1) It is set in the “not too distant future,” (2) It is about cops, (3) Each of whom are assigned a “highly evolved human-like android” as their partner, (4) Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman wrote the script and will be handling the day-to-day showrunning responsibilities, and (5) The guy from Common Law will play one of the robot cops, which, coincidentally, is also what I’ve decided to call the as-yet-untitled show. (“Coming this Fall to Fox … Robot Cops! [explosion, laser sound effects, explosion]“)
Well now we know a sixth thing, because Deadline reported today that former Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly will co-star as one of the ladycops. But will she have a strong moral compass and believe the best of people?
Kelly, repped by Management 360 and CAA, will play Valerie Stahl, a uniformed cop with a strong moral compass who believes the best of people. [Deadline]
Anyway, since we don’t really know anything else about the show, allow me to submit this brief sample scene in case they’re looking for writers:
Robot Cop: BLEEP BLORP Oh no, Officer Valerie Stahl. You’ve been shot! BLORP BZZZZZZ WOMPWOMP
Valerie Stahl: It’s okay, Robot Cop. It hit my vest.
Robot Cop: BLORP BLEEP Thank God! I was so worried!
Valerie Stahl: Robot Cop … are you feeling emotions?
Robot Cop: BZZZZZGONK Is that what this is?
Valerie Stahl: You better not start crying on me, pal.
Robot Cop: BLEEPBLEEP I know, I’ll fry my motherboard! BLORPGORPBZZZZZ
[all laugh, credits roll]