The Oakes is the first project to be given the go-ahead by new Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly. According to Variety, the series was written by Tell Me You Love Me 's David Schulner.

The show is described as a supernatural relationship drama. It revolves around three different couples that lived in the same house during different decades. The series will take place in 1967, 1987, and 2007. These people are all connected by a ghost that also happens to live in the house.

Reilly stated, "This script by David Schulner knocked me out. Actually, it knocked a lot of people out around town, which is why it was the subject of a pretty aggressive bidding situation. It's a fast read, a classic relationship drama with a big creepy twist underneath. And the writing is clean as a whistle."

The Oaks pilot will be shot in November. Fox is already looking to expand the pilot into a series and is currently looking for writers and directors to handle the project.