ABC has issued pilot orders to an hourlong fromthe writers behind the supernatural global hit, Heroes.
Gotham, from Green Lantern producer Michael Green is a one-hour drama that revolves around a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City while pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case. The world goes unseen by normal humans, and takes all of the familiar New York landmarks and reinvents them in a magical otherworldly manner.
Green will write and executive-produce the 20th Century Fox Television project, that is similar in tone to NBC‘s magical procedural 17th Precinct last year with The Matrix producer, Erwin Stoff also executive-producing. Kings creator and The River show runner Green is represented by WME. This is the second pilot with magical elements ordered by ABC this season following the success of fairy tale drama series Once Upon A Time. Earlier this month, the network picked up a Beauty and The Beast reboot.
Gotham does have a “curiouser and curiouser” feel to it, undeniably. Even though, the title may not be able to generate, lest it is changed last-minute, a large female fan following, I hope the female cop has undergoes some sort of princess transformation where she’s gritty in the Manhattan world, but then is a sinister princess in the fantasy world.
Beauty And The Beast is being reinvented by not one, but, TWO Broadcast stations! Read on..!
Disney-owned ABC is staying in a fairytale mode after spellbinding its audience with Once Upon A Time, by ordering a pilot about the all time favorite fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast in development for next season. Written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, the drama project is described as an epic fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Steinberg is executive producing Beauty and the Beast with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios. It is eyed as a potential companion for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. BothOnce Upon A Time and Beauty And The Beast feature characters from classic Disney movies, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle and the Beast. Steinberg most recently developed FOX’s drama Human Target based on the comic book.
Also, if that does not get your juices flowing with have the second adaptation,
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that CBS Television Studios has ordered the pilot for a reboot of the ’80s cult classic Beauty and the Beast for The CW. The new version will not only modernize and CW-up the love story but also add a procedural twist. Without a Trace vet Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters’ Sherri Cooper will pen the script and serve as executive producers along with the creator of the original series Ron Koslow; Paul Junger Witt and C. Anthony Thomas of Witt/Thomas Prods, which co-produced the 1980s series; and Bill Haber.
Side note: This B&B is not to be confused with the B&B pilot that ABC is developing for next season.
One thing we can be certain of is, One of them will come out a Beauty, while the other turns out to be BEASTLY! LOL