HBO Max Orders JJ Abrams Series Based On Shining Characters And Justice League Dark Show
Bad Robot will head three news original series for the upcoming streaming service.
HBO Max is pushing forward with new original content as we get closer to the May launch date. Recently, it was revealed that JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath's Bad Robot Productions is working with Warner Bros. Television Group to put out three one-hour dramas for the service: Duster, Overlook, and Justice League Dark.
Abrams and LaToya Morgan (Shameless, Walking Dead) will be writing Duster, which follows a getaway driver in a crime syndicate in the Southwest during the 1970s. The driver's life goes from bad to awful over the course of the show.
Overlook leans into horror, as it follows characters from Stephen King's The Shining. The show will be set in the Overlook hotel and explores untold stories that happened there. Previously, Bad Robot worked on the Hulu series Castle Rock, so you have a good idea of what to expect from Overlook.
Finally, there is Justice League Dark. At this time, there is no further information. JLD has been in production--in one way or another--for years. It was once a movie that fell apart after losing director Guillermo del Toro then director Doug Liman. Back in January, it was revealed Bad Robot was working on both a movie and TV series. It is unknown if the movie is still in pre-production. As far as DC Comics TV shows go, there are also Green Lantern and Strange Adventures series coming to HBO Max as well.
"What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie," said Kevin Reilly, chief content cfficer of HBO Max and TNT, TBS, and truTV President. "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 next month and cost $15 a month. It will have 10,000 hours of content and will be a curated library, including the entire collection of current HBO content. In 2020, 31 originals will be available--with 50 being available, in total, in 2021.
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