Time travel is the new vampire. Two weeks after NBC announced they were going to develop a pair of time travel dramas, ABC has announced that they will go down a similar path. It wouldn’t be surprising either if more networks want to create a show – drama, comedy, or anything in between – that attempts to wield this beloved sci-fi topic as well.
As first reported by Deadline, this hour long ABC drama is yet unnamed but now in development, taking its cue from the Korean drama ‘Nine: Nine Time Travels.’ While the Americanized offering will surely have a pithier or more specific title, ABC is buying into the idea that a series can use time travel as a way to in fact tell any type of story they want.
In this case, the drama has been loftily described as being a "thriller" and an "epic love story." Written by Derek Simonds, and starring Yunjin Kim, best known for her work on ‘Lost’ and ‘Mistresses,’ the project will center on a man who travels to the past in order to avert some murderous, tragic events that have seemed to set his life adrift.
As demonstrated by innumerable film and television creations, the prospect of time travel lends itself to endless storylines and possibilities (not unlike vampires, whose immortality offer the potential of longevity).
Kim will be an executive producer alongside Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Len Goldstein, who belong to Fake Empire Productions. Kim has the most noteworthy expierence dealing with time travel stories; for better or worse, 'Lost' flashed back, flashed forward, and flashed sideways. And we think it all made sense.