FOX TV PLOTS GRAVES
Variety reports that Fox TV has ordered a pilot for the supernatural series BRIAR & GRAVES, described as a cross between THE X FILES and THE EXORCIST. The script by executive producer Paul Scheuring involves a hardboiled priest (?!) who joins forces with a female doctor to investigate unusual religious phenomena. Scheuring tells the trade, 'I wanted to see this righteous grungy dude who?s the long arm of the Lord [why isn?t that the title?]. The show?s supposed to be creepy, but it?s also supposed to be a fun ride.' As the trade noted, BRIAR & GRAVES bears more than a passing resemblance to David (THE OMEN) Seltzer?s NBC series REVELATIONS, in which a heroic nun joins forces with a male scientist to, well, investigate unusual religious phenomena. That show debuts April 13 and stars Bill (THE GRUDGE) Pullman, Natascha (FEARDOTCOM) McElhone, Michael (THE CROW) Massee and Tobin (SAW) Bell.
Courtesy of Fangoria