Project marks reunion for J.J. Abrams and 'Alias' alum Ken Olin
It’s a family reunion for J.J. Abrams and Ken Olin.
The duo who worked together on “Alias” are back together for a Bad Robot Prods./Warner Bros. TV drama project at the CW dubbed “Electropolis.” It revolves around after-hours Los Angeles and the young people who live their lives while most of the city sleeps.
Olin develop the story with his son, Cliff Olin, and Justin Feil. Cliff Olin and Feil are penning the teleplay, while the elder Olin is on board to direct.
Ken Olin is exec producing with Abrams and his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk. Cliff Olin and Feil are co-exec producing with Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg.
Ken Olin and Abrams go back to the “Felicity” days. Olin was the house director and exec producer on “Alias” throughout its 2001-2006 run on ABC.
After “Alias,” Olin moved on to ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters” and most recently worked on Fox’s “The Mob Doctor.”
The CW project marks the fourth sale for the 2013 development cycle from Bad Robot. It’s already nabbed pilot orders for a drama and a comedy at Fox and a drama at NBC. And the company is off to a good start this season with its futuristic NBC drama “Revolution,” the sophomore season of CBS’ “Person of Interest” and the swan-song of Fox’s “Fringe.”