FOX has hired on Alex Graves to helm their latest, J.J. Abram’s produced drama series Fringe. The show, written by Abrams and fellow executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is being described as The X-Files meets The Twilight Zone and centers around “a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.” The project comes from Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, and in true Lost fashion, the pilot for Fringe (which has already been given a series commitment) will be a 2-hour event with a budget of nearly $10 million.
Alex Graves, coming off of NBC’s Journeyman (which is shutting down production due to the strike) is also serving as an executive producer for the show. Along with Journeyman, Graves has previously served as a director and producer on The Nine and The West Wing. Check out an advanced review of the Fringe pilot script over at Televisionary.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]