Last September, WarnerMedia closed an unlimited take care of producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams and his firm Bad Robot to supply tv reveals, films, and extra for the conglomerate. With WarnerMedia’s Netflix competitor HBO Max on the horizon, the deal was a coup, guaranteeing that Abrams, no stranger to IP rebooting, may each spin up authentic content material and tackle main properties for the streaming service. Now we’re getting the primary style of that deal.
HBO Max as we speak introduced on Thursday that Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group would produce three new sequence for the streamer, one in all them culling from DC Comics’ untapped library of characters.
The first is an authentic, referred to as Duster, co-written by J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead). According to a information launch, the sequence is ready within the 1970s Southwest, and tracks the lifetime of a “gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate [that] goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful.”
The second sequence, Overlook, is “a horror-thriller sequence impressed by and that includes iconic characters from Stephen King’s masterpiece The Shining.” The present will discover the “untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction,” which seems like an anthology within the making. This marks Abrams’ second collaboration with Stephen King after Hulu’s Castle Rock.
The third is a large coup for the DC Entertainment model. The new sequence will deal with the DC characters within the “Justice League Dark” Universe, a gaggle that usually consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan, a demon imprisoned within the physique of the medieval knight. Everyone from Doug Liman to Guillermo del Toro have flirted with a film adaptation through the years, however now it’s going to sequence beneath Abrams’ supervision. WarnerMedia expects extra particulars to be revealed quickly.
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