UPN Orders Four New PilotsBy Antony
January 31, 2003 - 10:49 PM
Enterprise network UPN has ordered a further four pilots for projects currently in development.
These latest pilots follow on the heels of three drama pilots ordered just over a week ago (news), and consist of another three dramas and one comedy according to Hollywood Reporter (via Yahoo! News).
Horror mastermind Wes Craven is set to executive producer a genre pilot called Kamelot. The story is retelling of the classic King Arthur tale, but focuses on the legendary king leading a futuristic, Camelot-like society. It's not the first time that Craven has worked with UPN. Back in 2000, Craven produced a "Melrose Place-like "hip-hop soap opera" pilot (story). However, that was never picked up for a series.
Also on the drama front, are The Edge and Vegas Dick. The Edge is about two young FBI agents and a DEA agent who solve crimes in a Mexican border beach town. It's being written by Matthew Carnahan who writes for and co-executive produces Fox's Fastlane. Vegas Dick is about a former con artst who starts working as an in-house detective for a Las Vegas Casino. It's been penned by Rich Wilkes, who has written both 'xXx' and its upcoming sequel 'xXx2'.
On the comedy front, American Pie II co-writer David H. Steinberg is developing a sitcom Tentatively titled Your Honor. The pilot, apparantly based upon Steinberg's own experiences, tells the story of a 25-year-old law school graduate who "accidentally finds himself elected to serve as a judge in a small town".
Although many pilots are commissioned each year, only a handful ever make it to the series stage. If UPN greenlights any of these concepts to proceed to series, they will likely debut in fall 2003.
The full Hollywood Reporter article can be found here at Yahoo! News.