Brannon Braga is headed back to sci-fi television. The co-creator of Enterprise, who has more Trek writing credits than anyone, has just sold a sci-fi pilot script to ABC. Co-written with David Goyer (Batman Begins), Flash Forward sparked a Hollywood bidding war and is being considered a companion show to JJ Abrams Lost.
The story of Flash Forward is based on the novel of the same name by (friend of the site) Robert J. Sawyer. The premise is that an experiment at CERN causes everyone on Earth to blackout for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, where everyone gets a vision of the future.
The show has a pilot order with a ‘series penalty’ which means it is more likely to end up a series. Braga is currently a co-executive producer on the Fox show 24 (as is his Enterprise pal Manny Coto) and apparently this possible double-duty caused some issues with ABC and FOX. After some negotiations Braga has pulled out of any day to day on Flash Forward, but will remain an exec. producer. Goyer and Braga worked together previously on their CBS sci-fi show Threshold. Goyer will direct the pilot.