Fringe is the fourth TV series co-created by J. J Abrams and also his fourth collaboration with co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is produced by Bad Robot in association with Warner Bros. Television, and deals with a research scientist named Walter Bishop (who Orci describes as "Frankenstein mixed with Albert Einstein"), his son, and a female FBI agent who brings them back together. The show is being described as a cross between The X-Files, Altered States and The Twilight Zone. Like Abrams' previous TV shows, it will have an overarching mythology. A two-hour, $10,000,000 pilot was produced, where Walter is in a mental hospital. Jeff Pinkner will serve as executive producer.