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J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama ‘Demimonde’ Lands at HBO With Straight to Series Pickup

After being part of an intense bidding war, it was announced on Thursday that HBO has secured the rights to a new J.J. Abrams sci-fi fantasy drama which is in the works.  The premium cable network has ordered the drama called Demimonde straight to series. While few details are known about the production at this point, HBO describes Demimonde as, “an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama.”  Demimonde is French for "half-world." Abrams will be writing the pilot for series earning him his first TV series writing credit since Fringe in 2008.  Additionally,...

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Just days after director Colin Trevorrow left his role as director of Star Wars: Episode IX, the production has found its new director.  J.J. Abrams will be returning to a galaxy far, far away and has signed on to write and direct the upcoming film. The news was just announced by  Abrams previously worked on  Star Wars: The Force Awakens which revived the franchise and which became the third highest grossing film of all time.  Other projects from Abrams involvement include LOST, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond, Cloverfield, Super 8 and WestWorld....
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Jordan Peele, Misha Green and Bad Robot Teaming for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’

Jordan Peele is wasting no time getting behind the camera again. Following the huge success of his directorial debut, Get Out, Variety reports that Peele is set to executive produce Lovecraft Country (through Monkeypaw Productions) which has been ordered straight-to-series at HBO. Based on the book by the same name, it follows 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. However, they must survive and overcome both...