J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot studio will be producing a trio of shows for HBO Max including one based on ‘Justice League Dark’ and ‘The Shining’…
J.J. Abrams is going to do everything possible to make HBO Max the next must have streaming service.
His production company Bad Robot has signed onto produce a trio of new original series for the upcoming streaming network including one brand new show and two adaptations including ‘Justice League Dark’ and another as a spinoff from ‘The Shining’.
The first series is an original work from Abrams & LaToya Morgan titled “Duster,” which is a series set in the 1970’s Southwest, where the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful. Morgan is currently a staff writer on “The Walking Dead” and now she’ll team up with Abrams for this new series bound for HBO Max.
The second series will be titled “Overlook” based on the infamous hotel from Stephen King’s “The Shining.” “Overlook” will explore the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction.
The third series will be based on characters from DC’s “Justice League Dark,” which features characters such as John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Shade, the Changing Man, and Zatanna. “Justice League Dark” deals with the supernatural much more than the other “Justice League” and adaptations for this popular comic have been in the works for several years.
At one point, Guillermo Del Toro was trying to tackle a film version of “Justice League Dark” but delays continued to push the film back from actually going into production. Obviously, the movie was never actually made and now Warner Bros. is concentrating on a TV adaptation instead with Abrams’ Bad Robot productions taking over.
“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie,” Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and President, TNT, TBS, & truTV said in a statement. “What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic I.P. from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”
HBO Max will launch this spring with a huge catalog of past Warner Bros. content including the return of “Friends” to a streaming service as well as “The Big Bang Theory” and a slew of new, original programming created specifically for the streaming service.