It looks like someone is set to inherit some of Mulder and Scully's old workload.
ABC has given the greenlight to not only a pilot but a 13 episode commitment to the new mystery supernatural drama "Weird Desk." The new series, said to be in the vein of the Fox's "X-Files," is written by Carl Binder ("Stargate") and David Titcher ("The Librarian"), and will be produced by Canadian production company Shaftesbury and ABC Studios.
"Weird Desk" will revolve around a top-level organization above the CIA and NSA that tackles mysterious intelligence related to the paranormal, supernatural, and sometimes extra-terrestrial. The clandestine unit is led by Morgan, a brilliant but socially awkward man, and his partner Rosetta, a former special forces officer. Shaftesbury's co-heads Tom Mazza and Maggie Murphy will serve as executive producers on the new series.
With "X-Files" long gone and "Supernatural" looking long in the tooth, "Weird Desk" has the potential to fulfill that paranormal television niche that will be left behind. Skipping the pilot process and going straight to series speaks volumes on the confidence ABC must have in the new series, so I'm hopeful this could take off. Although let's do something about that bland title, please.
What do you think about this new series?