That’s Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the guy it’s paying off for is J. Michael Straczynski of BABYLON 5 fame.
What we hear is that ABC has put a Straczynski-Smith-Smith series in development with a script-to-series commitment, which means that based on a pilot script alone ABC either will order/put into production 13 episodes of the series…or it won’t.
But, hey, at least there’s no pilot to diddle around with.
We’re big fans of Joe Straczynski’s and are rooting for him because – let’s get real – the world definitely needs another JEREMIAH. (We loved that show because JS took a dour future and made us want to live in it anyway. Good damn writing.)