FOX doubled its drama pilot total from two to four today by ordering police procedural Deputy and an untitled dramedy that plays with structure.
From David Ayer (Bright), Deputy follows career lawman Bill Hollister, who becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County after his superior unexpectedly passes. Though he’s more comfortable out in the field than in the boardroom, Hollister will have to steady his department in this time of crisis and keep the men and women who serve under him from experiencing too much instability.
Inspired by French drama Quadras and written by Tom Kapinos (Californication), the first season of the untitled dramedy takes place over the course of one wedding. The series will delve into the pasts and presents of the wedding party, as well as how the bride and groom made it to this point and the complicated web of relationships that make up their support system.
The two series join Southern Gothic dramedy Filthy Rich and Prodigal Son, about the son of a serial killer who uses his experiences to become a criminal psychologist, on the FOX drama pilot slate. It’s as yet unclear how many more pilots FOX will be ordering since the network will be further transitioning toward its rebrand next season.