New pilot from Battlestar writer

17th Precinct is described as “Harry Potter for grown-ups.”

There are a number of new pilot projects making news in the US at the moment, but here’s one worth taking notice of.

Ronald D. Moore, who brilliantly reimagined Battlestar Galactica, now has a new project.

NBC just picked up his pilot with the working title of 17th Precinct, described as “Harry Potter for grown-ups.”

An ensemble police drama set in the fictional town of Excelsior, it takes place in a world ruled by magic instead of science.

Moore also has The McCulloch in development, about the men and women of a fictional Coast Guard cutter as they travel around the world.

Source: EW

9 Responses

  1. @RoD, yeah I’m picturing a cross between ‘Top 10’ and the Vertigo series ‘Fable’s’ (which itself is/was something of a ‘Top 10’ ripoff only with fantasy type characters sharing the same reality).

  2. @ RoD … Wow … I think you hit the nail on the head with that comparison …

    “17th Precinct” also sound a lot like “Merlin” meets “Legend Of The Seeker” (which was fantactic for the two years it lasted.)
    I hope it is not going to be more “Grunge Sci-Fi” like Battlestar …

  3. Oohh… sounds a bit like a rip-off (sorry – re-imagining) of Alan Moore’s graphic novel ‘Top 10’ set in the police station of Precinct 10 – on a world where everyone has superpowers.


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