NBC orders Debris, a new sci-fi drama from 'Fringe' showrunner

NBC has greenlit a new science fiction drama described as similar to Men in Black and The X-Files. Called Debris, the new show comes from Legendary Television and J.H. Wyman; it involves a destroyed alien ship that has 'mysterious effects' on humanity. Debris is one of several scripts to get some attention at NBC, according to recent reports, with others include Adam and Eva and Echo.

News about the new series first arrived from Deadline, which reported on Saturday that NBC ordered a pilot for the show. The series was written by J.H. Wyman and it'll revolve around two different investigators from different parts of the world who must work together to investigate the effects a wrecked alien ship is having on the world.

Wyman is perhaps best known for his work as showrunner, director, and writer for the 2008 TV show Fringe, which was also a science fiction series. Variety reports that NBC ordered the Debris pilot for the 2020 – 2021 television season, meaning we won't see it until later this year.

Both Legendary Pictures and Jason Hoffs will be executive producing the series alongside Wyman's Frequency Films. The series will air on the company's NBC network; though such details weren't provided, it's also likely safe to say that the show will eventually be available on the upcoming NBC Peacock service.

This is one of multiple recent show orders announced by NBC. The network recently announced a new series based on the life of Dwayne Johnson called Young Rock. The series comes from Nahnatchka Khan, creator of the hit (and cancelled) show Fresh Off the Boat.