While Lost may be over, Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn are not done working together. The two Losties are preparing a new show, also produced by J.J. Abrams, in which they will portray former black-ops agents.
We’ve known for a while that this show was in development and details have slowly emerged. The rough concept of the new show, tentatively called Odd Jobs, focuses on “the age and frailty of the actors,” as the Associate Press claimed in an older article on the matter.
The chemistry between Emerson and O’Quinn was always positive within Lost. Behind-the-scenes footage proved the two became great friends over the show’s 6-year stand. With their own show, it will be great to see the actors continue to bond in a variation of the buddy cop genre. Don’t expect Odd Jobs to be a straight comedy, but it will surely have its fair share of laughs.
The show will be run by frequent J.J. Abrams collaborators Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum. The two worked with Abrams on Alias and the upcoming The Mission (the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise).
Television is in the midst of a J.J. Abrams takeover as his production company, Bad Robot, continues to churn out material. Abrams recently grabbed a slot on CBS with his Jonathan Nolan collaboration, Person of Interest. He also solidified a place on Fox with a new television show set on Alcatraz. In addition to CBS and Fox, Abrams produced Undercovers, a show currently airing on NBC. Could he hit for the cycle with a fourth network? Considering Lost‘s place on ABC, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Odd Jobs land on the network.
It is amazingly difficult to keep up with J.J. Abrams – I don’t know how he does it. The television producer is always working on something and rarely disappoints. The latest development looks like another winner as long as the two stars can maintain their charisma and camaraderie from Lost.
What do you think of the potential for this show? Would you watch it based on these limited details or do you need to hear more?
Stay tuned for more details as they appear. We will stay on top of all of J.J. Abrams’ developing shows and keep you in the loop.