ABC has ordered a pilot for a new sci-fi show called The Crossing. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, who worked on Revenge, Scream: The TV Series, and Criminal Minds, will write the show, and they will executive produce it with Jason Reed, who has worked on Alice in Wonderland, Enchanted, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
The show focuses on refugees seeking asylum in an American town in order to escape their war torn country. The refugees, though, are actually from America, and they are fleeing a war that is occurring 250 years in the future. The characters include a local sheriff with a past, a federal agent, and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter. And of course, the story contains a surprise conspiracy at its center.
This show sounds like it’s going to be really good! I’m looking forward to following updates as they become available and seeing how the show turns out once it’s produced. I love the storyline that’s been developed so far, so it’ll be interesting to watch that being portrayed onscreen.
In addition to The Crossing, ABC has also ordered a pilot for the illusionist-turned-FBI-consultant crime drama, Deception, which is expected to have David Nutter, of CW’s The Flash and Arrow, direct. This show doesn’t seem to have sci-fi or fantasy elements, as the magician in this case is actually a master of deception and illusion, but he does help solve crimes that seem to defy explanation. Chris Fedak, who is the executive producer on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, is also executive producing this show. With such a superhero-heavy production team, maybe they’ll throw in a little mysticism to the mix, as well.