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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, Abrams will executive produce alongside Ben Stephenson from Abram’s production company Bad Robot.

This is the second project from Bad Robot which is currently being developed at HBO.  The company is also working on a space drama titled Glare with the premium cable network and Abrams recently signed on to write and direct the next Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IX.

What do you think about more J.J. Abrams at HBO?  Are you excited to see the two projects from Bad Robot?  Let us know what you think in the comment section below.


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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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