Remember Six Million Dollar Man? Disney XD has greenlit Billion Dollar Freshman, an action comedy pilot from Mark Brazil (That ’70s Show). It’s has been described as a teenage, inflation adjusted version of The Six Million Dollar Man set in hight School. Sounds interesting if it’s not too juvenile, looking at the source it might be too much to expect.
The comedy will be about two brothers, Adam and Brad, who are government engineered robots that are scheduled to be demolished and replaced by upgraded versions. But when the brothers hear this information they escape and try their luck at hiding in the real world disguised as humans!
First synopsis (from casting):
Brothers Ben and Adam are bionic military operatives that are scheduled to be demolished and replaced with upgraded versions. The boys discover the plan and escape and are aiding in hiding from the government by Click and Amber.
According to filmtelevisionauditions.com shooting will begin in June 2010 in Los Angeles.
Peterson and Moore created Billion Dollar Freshmen and are executive producing with Brazill. Mark Cendrowski (Big Bang Theory) is set to direct.
Source: Disney XD