Add Roland Emmerich to the growing list of big-screen names undertaking small-screen projects.
"2012" director-producer Emmerich has received a pilot order from ABC for an as-yet-untitled project, the network confirms to TheWrap.
The pilot, which was co-written by Emmerich and Harald Kloser — who paired with Emmerich on the shelved theatrical project "Singularity — will revolve around an astrophysics student in New York who finds himself veering between heaven and hell as the 2012 presidential election looms.
Emmerich and Kloser will also executive-produce, along with the Mark Gordon Company's Mark Gordon and Nicolas Pepper.
Emmerich's other upcoming projects include the documentary "Last Will & Testament," which explores the ongoing debate over the authorship of Shakespeare's works.
Variety first reported the news.