Kurtzman & Orci Sign Development Deal With Fox TV

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 16th, 2013 at 12:53 am,

Writer/Producers Kurtzman and Orci have signed a three year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. According to Variety, the deal specifies that team will create their own projects, recruit writers to work under their wing, as well as bring new show ideas into Fox TV.

Kurtzman and Orci were already a hot commodity coming off the success of the Transformers franchise, the Star Trek reboot, as well as their work on the critically acclaimed Fringe.

Orci spoke on the appeal of returning to their television roots:

“One of the things that drew us back to TV was the idea that we could do the kind of stories that we’re not known for in features. From sci-fi to procedurals to medical genres, those are all the kind of shows that we love.”

Most of us would likely agree there are enough medical dramas and procedurals on the market. That said, the team does have a history of writing and producing innovative dramas – with so much recent big-screen success, it’s easy to forget the duo has worked on a number of successful television series including Alias and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Kurtzman and Orci will definitely be busy. The two already have a lot on their plate: hard at work on the unnamed Star Trek sequel and a film adaptation of Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s Cowboys and Aliens graphic novels. They’re also overseeing a television remake of Hawaii Five-O as well as a new animated Transformers series.

Studios are cognizant of the current market for ambitious television dramas – especially with LOST entering its final season and a number of long-running dramas beginning to see dwindling viewership. Hopefully, Kurtzman and Orci can show the same care they had for the Star Trek reboot and inject it into the prime-time drama market – as well as resist the temptation to develop more medical dramas and procedurals.

What kind of shows would you like to see Kurtzman and Orci bring to Fox TV?

Source: Variety

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  1. Would like to see them resurrect and reimagine the Werewolf series from the mid 1980's.

  2. What I have to say has nothing to do with bashing their fans, so I apologize ahead of time for any offense their fans will take.

    Kurtzman and Orci are two reboot hacks. Each one doesn't have a single ounce of originality in their bones. They will ride on the backs of other people's franchises and hard work, and then they will walk away patting themselves on the back. I have spoken to Orci on another website, and my impression of the man is completely negative. He is a juvenile stuck in an adult's body, and he feels as though everything he touches turns to gold. He is a reboot hack!

  3. These guys don't know how to do SciFi. How are they going to do anything any good? More Fox crap…

  4. Two of the worst writer ever. Yet they get all the big contracts. Hollywood is seriously messed up people…

  5. One of them has to be a relative (or married) to someone prestigious in Hollywood. Something is really screwed up.

  6. at last I checked-these guys are hitmakers..and CAN write. w/o them you guys would still be watching revamped crap on tv, especially on NBC. I hope they continue to bring interesting and intriguing shows as well as films to tv. Also it helps to have well recieved writers on tv instead of hired hacks or schmaltzy wannabees..Trauma,Invasion,TheNine..thelist goes on of losers..Oh wait you guys were the only ones who watched that crap??

  7. First of all everything you've listed is crap indeed. but so is almost everything these two guys have put out. I mean c'mon look at their track record. Legend of Zorro, Transformers 1 and 2. I mean having a hit doesnt mean that theyre good writers. Transformers made 750 Mil WW. You really think that had anything to do with their writing????? I mean lets be real for once. It was purely the Special effects. So ILM deserves 100% of the credit. Not Bay, Not orci/Kurtzman

  8. First of all everything you've listed is crap indeed. but so is almost everything these two guys have put out. I mean c'mon look at their track record. Legend of Zorro, Transformers 1 and 2. I mean having a hit doesnt mean that theyre good writers. Transformers made 750 Mil WW. You really think that had anything to do with their writing????? I mean lets be real for once. It was purely the Special effects. So ILM deserves 100% of the credit. Not Bay, Not orci/Kurtzman

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