HBO, Abrams Teaming Together For New Sci-Fi Series

By December 9, 2016


HBO wants more J.J. Abrams, and we’re not just talking another season of Westworld.

The premium cable channel has partnered with Abrams’ Bad Robot production shingle to develop a science-fiction series called Glare, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Not many details are available on the series – we are talking about J.J. Abrams here after all – but it’s slated to be an hour-long drama about humans colonizing another planet.

The pilot script will be written by Javier Gullon, a Spanish screenwriter probably best known for his 2013 film Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Isabella Rossellini.

If picked up for series, Glare will be the second HBO has put to air from both Abrams and Warner Bros. Television, following Westworld, which just ended its first record-breaking season this past weekend. The second season of Westworld, however, won’t come until 2018.

In the meantime, Abrams has been flexing his movie producer skills, mostly for the Cloverfield film formerly known as God Particle, and of course, next year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. He’s currently in pre-production on Mission: Impossible 6 with Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner.

It’s far too early to talk casting or even if HBO will film anything. A decision, however, should come by spring.

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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

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Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.