AMC Developing Blade Runner Meets Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Drama

via: Beyond Hollywood

Or “Ballistic City” as it’ll be called. It’s a sci-fi cop show in space, and it certainly has an interesting pedigree.

The show will be coming to you courtesy of “Oblivion” and “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski, who has teamed up with Travis Beacham (the writer on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi monster slugfest “Pacific Rim”) to bring “Ballistic City” to cable network AMC. The network is apparently high enough on the idea behind “Ballistic City” that they’re looking at pairing it up with their monster hit “The Walking Dead” when it eventually returns this October.

The show is being described as “Blade Runner” meets “Battlestar Galactica” (the grim and gritty rebooted version, I presume, and not the original), and will follow “a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.”

Sci-fi stories about “generational” space ships is nothing new. As someone who follows sci-fi TV, this idea has surfaced a bunch of times over the years, but getting them into production and on the air has been harder then coming up with the notion, which seems to be quite popular with sci-fi creators.

Kosinski and Beacham are expected to develop and produce the show, with Kosinski (who is waiting to open his sci-fi epic “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise later this Friday) directing the pilot episode. With AMC already eyeing a pair with “The Walking Dead”, I’m guessing this one is going to get pushed along pretty fast.

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