J.J. Abrams Prepping Space Drama for HBO

Hot off a initial deteriorate of Westworld, HBO is reteaming with J.J. Abrams for another drama.

The reward wire network is teaming with Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions ensign to rise Glare, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Glare is an hourlong play exploring a colonization of another planet.

Javier Gullón will coop a book and executive furnish a drama, that stems from a blind book understanding a Enemy scribe had with Bad Robot. The play hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams is underneath a abounding altogether deal. Ben Stephenson, former BBC conduct of drama-turned-Bad Robot conduct of development, will exec furnish alongside Abrams and Gullón. Gullón is repped by CAA, Pacific View Management

This outlines Abrams’ latest TV foray. The inclusive writer (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) many recently exec constructed Westworld for a reward wire network. The drama, also from WBTV, has been renewed for a second deteriorate due in 2018. Abrams’ TV credits also embody Showtime’s ephemeral song play Roadies, Hulu’s singular play 11.22.63 and CBS’ Person of Interest, which finished a run progressing this year. Abrams subsequent has Rogue One: A Star Wars Story due Dec. 16.

Space has turn a prohibited genre of late. TBS recently systematic an charcterised comedy called Final Space; Netflix is reviving Lost in Space; and Syfy has found success with The Expanse, that takes place 200 years in a destiny and after humankind has colonized a solar system. (Then there’s a speculation that Westworld is set on another planet.)

Abrams is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. 

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