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Once you’ve gotten the space bug, you can’t quit it. Or at least that’s what it looks like for J.J. Abrams, who is working on developing a new space drama for HBO.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because it is. The acclaimed producer has already delved into the mega-famous world of space dramas, namely with the iconic Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which opened to massive audiences in 2015. Additionally, Abrams also had his hand in Star Trek, another series known for its devotion to the final frontier. Now Variety announces that Abrams is working on a new series with the galaxies at play.
As is the way of the business, the deal is very hushed. As of this morning there have only been a few middling details about the upcoming program, but we have been provided the barest of outlines. The show is rumored to be called Glare, and will follow the colonization of a foreign planet during its hour long episodes.
On the business side, Abrams is set to executive produce the series with Ben Stephenson and Javier Gullón. Gullón will also be penning Glare, which has already procured a script deal, even with its early stages of development.
This project also serves to link Abrams and the HBO Network closer; recently, the pair worked together for the much talked about new series Westworld, which aired its season finale just last week. The second season is expected in 2018, much to many viewers’ chagrin.
Glare has no release date as of yet.