Pilot News: Fox's Drama Orders Include Greg Kinnear's Rake, Modern Sleepy Hollow, Delirium

GKinnear_300_2On the heels of ordering four comedy pilots, Fox also sent into development a quarter of dramas — including an Aussie adaptation starring Greg Kinnear and a modern-day tale of Sleepy Hollow.

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First up, Fox ordered Rake, a character-driven comedic drama by Peter Duncan (who created the award-winning Australian series of the same name) and executive-produced by Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and Michael Wimer. It stars Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) as Keegan Joye, a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer. Kinnear will also be a co-executive producer on the project.

Sleepy Hollow, written and exec-produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, is described as a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of the titular Westchester Country, N.Y. town.

Delirium, penned by Karyn Usher (Prison Break), is based on a bestselling trilogy about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. But with 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, lead character Lena Holoway does the unthinkable and falls in love. Oops. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope join Usher as EPs.

Lastly, The List presents this scenario: When members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, US Marshal Dan Shaker leads the hunt for the person who stole a file with the identities of every member of the program. Daybreak creator Paul Zbyszewski wrote the pilot, with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer also serving as an EP.

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