TNT Plans Luc Besson Sci-Fi TV Series

TNT has picked up EuropaCorp TV USA’s original science fiction series “Artificial Intelligence” – the first time “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy” director Luc Besson has written a television series for the US market.

The series essentially sounds like “Species” but with an A.I. rather than an alien. In it an artificial intelligence entity escapes its laboratory confinement and starts carrying out mysterious plans. The AI’s creator assembles a team of specialists to discern its objective and warn the world of imminent dangers.

Besson and Bill Wheeler co-created and will write and executive produce the series. Besson is also reportedly considering directing the pilot, the first he has ever done.

Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros would also executive produce.

Source: EuropaCorp TV