Brett Ratner sells FBI sci-fi to ABC

There's quite a deluge of crime procedurals on the air today, but not too many try to shoehorn a little time travel in there. Well, film director Brett Ratner is attempting to do just that with "Tomorrow" getting the script-to-series commitment at ABC.

Brett Ratner

The high concept series is described as a high-concept crime procedural, revolving around an FBI agent stuck in a time travel scenario. Sounds like "Quantum Leap" with a law enforcement officer instead of a scientist. And no Ziggy and/or Dean Stockwell. Disappointing.

Regardless, the deal has quite a bit of upside for Ratner and friends, as "Tomorrow" will skip the pilot stage entirely if the script is picked up by the network and go straight to a thirteen episode order. "Tomorrow" is created and written by Katherine Lindberg and Ted Cyr, who will serve as executive producers on the project while "Law & Order" veteran Barry Schindel will sit in as showrunner and Ratner takes on director duties. At the very least, Schindel knows his way around a law enforcement procedural.

"Tomorrow" will be produced by independent television studio Georgeville Television, which already has a number of other projects in the works. It will join the science-fiction reboot of the UK classic "Blake's 7" (set up at SyFy), a pirate drama "Crossbones" from "Luther" creator Neil Cross, and a modern-day Zorro series, "Z," at USA Network.

- Law & Order
- Brett Ratner
- Barry Schindel

Written by: kyleiam
Jan 8th, 2013, 5:05 am

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