When the HBO Max streaming service was announced, it was done so with the promise of a bevy of new projects from Warner Bros and DC. The previously announced Green Lantern and DC Super Hero High will now be joined by a new, darker series. As first reported by Variety, The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions is developing a new series based on the infamous Justice League Dark comic series.
Within the pages of DC Comics, Justice League Dark features John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu, and Doctor Mist. While details remain scarce on the upcoming series, this will excite fans who have eagerly awaited the team’s live-action adaptation. Additionally, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War was confirmed to conclude DC’s shared animated universe.
Justice League Dark projects have been in various stages of development for the last several years. However, despite filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro attached, it has not been able to gain any real traction. Giving Abrams the opportunity to take the stories and run with it, will give DC fans the desire to subscribe to HBO Max.
In addition to the DC series, Abrams’ production company will also develop a new series titled Overlook inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining. Moreover, Abrams will executive produce an original drama co-written by LaToya Morgan (Shameless) called Duster.
In a statement, Kevin Reilly, the CCO of HBO Max, expressed his excitement for the upcoming collaborations.
“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie McGrath. What could be better than an original J.J. idea? 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.”
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