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JJ Abrams And Angela Robinson To Adapt DC's Madame X For HBO Max

Justice League Dark member Madame X is getting her own TV show.


HBO Max will soon be home to another DC Comics adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. JJ Abrams is teaming up with Angela Robinson (The L Word) in an adaptation of Madame X--a character who falls under the Justice League Dark umbrella. Robinson was personally brought on board by Abrams' wife and producing partner, Katie McGarth. Robinson will be writing and executive producing the series.

In DC Comics history, Madame X is also known as Madame Xanadu, and is rooted in the magical alternate-history of the DCU. Dating back to the realm of Camelot, Madame X was born Nimue Inwudu and is the half-sister of King Arthur himself. Taught magic by Merlin, Madame X was soon granted a sort of immortality which explains her existence in the modern age.

Madame X is also a member of the Justice League Dark, a team of magic and mysticism based superheroes in the DCU. The JLD has been the subject of much speculation and stop-and-go adaptation rumors, with the latest reports revolving around Abrams himself developing a JLD show for HBO Max--though no news of production has surfaced since those announcements have been made. Perhaps with Madame X in the works, fans of the JLD can take this as a good sign for the team's future on the platform.

No news of production timelines, casting, or plot details have been made available about Madame X.

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