Roland Emmerich Creates Hellish Show For ABC

US network orders a drama pilot from the 2012 and Independence Day director

ABC has ordered an as-yet-unnamed fantasy drama pilot from Independence Day and 2012 director Roland Emmerich, according to Variety .

The plot will take place in New York against the backdrop of the 2012 presidential race, when a young astrophysics student learns his destiny lies not in the field of science, but somewhere between heaven and hell (that covers a lot of ground… Swindon maybe?).

Emmerich has written the script with his 2012 collaborator Harald Kloser and he will direct the pilot. Emmerich previously co-created the short-lived alien invasion TV series The Visitor in 1997.