Fox has officially placed series orders for their “Lethal Weapon,” “The Exorcist,” “A.P.B.” and “Pitch” original dramas, in addition to the “Making History” and “The Mick” comedies.
The six new shows join the previously ordered “Star” and “24: Legacy” on FOX’s 2016-17 roster.
Set to be a TV series reimagining of the original film franchise, “Lethal Weapon” stars Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs, a former Navy SEAL, who after the loss of his wife and baby moves to Los Angeles looking for a new beginning. There he is partnered with veteran officer Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans Sr.) as the new duo must work through a crime-ridden Los Angeles together.
Similar to “Lethal Weapon” as well, “The Exorcist” will be a modern-day reimagining of the classic film, turned into a psychological thriller following two priests taking on the same case of a family’s problems with demonic possession. Geena Davis is set to star with Jeremy Slater writing and executive producing.
“A.P.B.” is based on true events surrounding the Chicago Police Department, which after floundering amidst a high rate of crime and corruption, is reinvented by billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk), who decides to turn the 13th Precinct into a private police force with upgraded technology and more efficient methods.
“Pitch” comes from writers Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer and is about the young pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), a gifted athlete who becomes the first woman to ever pitch in Major League Baseball. Ali Larter and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are also set to star.
Coming from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller and director Jared Hess, “Making History” centers around three friends who must balance out the thrills of time travel with the normality of their present day lives. Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, and Yassir Lester are currently set to star in the series.
Finally, “The Mick” follows Mackenzie Murphy (Kaitlin Olson), a blue-collar hustler who’s used to shirking responsibility throughout her life, but is given the opportunity to live the carefree lifestyle she’s always wanted when her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law flee the country from federal charges. The only problem is, she’ll have to take care of her sister’s three rich “entitled, high-maintenance” children in order to get it.