With ABC finding a huge audience and even bigger ad revenues with its supernatural action/adventure series, Lost, NBC is testing similar waters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network has ordered a pilot for Fathom, a deep-sea sci-fi actioner from NBC Universal Television that is sure to feature a good deal of digital effects work.
Created by the twin brother writing/directing team of Josh and Jonas Pate (The Grave, Deceiver), Fathom takes cues from James Cameron’s The Abyss as it investigates mysterious creatures living in the ocean depths. The Pates will direct and exec produce the pilot from a script they wrote. The brothers return to network TV after co-executive producing Dick Wolf’s failed ABC cop show, L.A. Dragnet.