Television has been turning to fantasy lately instead of science fiction, and Star Trek into Darkness‘ Roberto Orci thinks he knows why.
According to Orci, science fiction has hit a “stumbling block.”
“Part of it I think you can see sci-fi has slightly hit a stumbling block in some of the summer stuff that we saw,” said Orci. “I think maybe it’s typical a little bit that you jump between [being] totally logical and something a little bit more whimsical.”
Current TV fantasy hits include HBO’s Game of Thrones, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Orci has a new show coming out in the fantasy genre, Sleepy Hollow. In Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two-and-a-half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, and he must team up with a contemporary police officer to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the Founding Fathers.”
Sleepy Hollow will debut on September 16.