Abrams - who was recently confirmed as director for the new Star Wars movie - will team with Harry Potter director Alfonso Cuaron for a new NBC project, TVLine reports.
Cuaron (Children of Men) has scripted the pilot, which will follow a former convict tasked with protecting a young girl with special gifts from the evil forces hunting her down.
Abrams will executive produce alongside Bryan Burk, with whom he also collaborated on Lost, Fringe and the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
[Above: JJ Abrams on the set of 'Mission: Impossible 3']
In addition, Fox has ordered a pilot from Abrams and Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman. Written by Wyman, the futuristic series is set in a world where all police officers are teamed with android partners.
Wyman previously told Digital Spy that the pilot "deals with some incredible themes" and the idea of "humanity vs technology".
"I'm sort of obsessed with the idea of... humanity vs technology and what's happening to us," he revealed. "These types of things concern me and they also concern JJ.
"We're interested and we can see a great platform for us to tell a massive story that deals with all these cool things."
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