HBO won the bidding war for J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi series, Demimonde
A couple of weeks ago, word broke that Apple and HBO were bidding for the rights to a new show from Lost creator and The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. HBO won the bid, ordering a straight-to-series order for the show, titled Demimonde.
Abrams already has a relationship with HBO, as an executive producer for the network’s Westworld. But Demimonde will mark his first return to television writing since 2008’s Fringe. In the series, a scientist falls into a coma after an accident. Looking through her experiments, her daughter is transported to another world. Her father follows, and they discover a “battle against a monstrous, oppressive force.”
The show is joining Abrams’ already-hefty workload. Last fall, he took over directing…
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