JJ Abrams to write new Subject To Change series for HBO Max as part of $ 500 million contract with WarnerMedia
JJ Abrams will return to writing shows he created with his upcoming Subject To Change series for HBO Max.
The new sci-fi series was announced on Friday as part of the massive $ 500 million deal Abrams, 54, signed with HBO Max’s parent company, WarnerMedia, in 2019.
The new series continues the Rise Of Skywalker’s return to writing and creating TV shows after a decade of more hands-on work.
Coming soon: JJ Abrams, 54, will create and write the new Subject To Change series for HBO Max, WarnerMedia reported on Friday; seen in 2019 in NYC
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will focus on “ a desperate student who signs up for a clinical trial who begins a wild, heart-wrenching, disappointing and disappointing adventure. ”
Abrams is set to write and produce the pilot episode.
Jennifer Yale, best known for her work on Legion and Outlander, will produce the series with Abrams while working as a showrunner.
“ It has been incredibly fun weaving this rather insane yarn with Jenn, and I’m grateful to her and everyone at HBO Max for the opportunity to bring this story to life, ” Abrams wrote in a statement released on Friday.
Exciting: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will focus on “ a desperate student who signs up for a clinical trial who begins a wild, heartbreaking, disappointing and disappointing adventure ”
The Boss: Jennifer Yale, best known for her work on Legion and Outlander, will be producing the series with Abrams while working as a showrunner; seen in 2019 in NYC
“ I felt so privileged to work with JJ and Bad Robot on expanding JJ’s exhilarating story to create a twisty, uplifting thriller where almost anything is possible and yet everything is planned, ” Yale conceded. “Now, partnering with HBO Max to make this a reality is a dream.
Subject To Change will be produced under Abrams’ Bad Robot banner, and the company’s chief television officer, Ben Stephenson, will produce with Abrams and Yale, while Rachel Rusch Rich will serve as executive co-producer.
Abrams appears to have returned to the writing game after only producing executive shows for the past decade.
At HBO Max’s sister network, HBO, he will also create and write the sci-fi-fantasy series Demimonde.
According to THR, this is a scientist, her husband and their daughter “ who all had a terrible car accident. After the mother finds herself in a coma, her daughter begins delving into her experiences in the basement and ends up being transported to another world in the midst of a battle against a monstrous and oppressive force. Her father then follows her into this new world.
Let’s come back to this: “It has been an incredible pleasure weaving this rather insane yarn with Jenn, and I’m grateful to her and everyone at HBO Max for the opportunity to bring this story to life,” said Abrams said in a statement; seen in 2019 in Tokyo
Abrams has a slew of other shows in the works for HBO Max, Warner Bros. ‘main streaming service.
He co-wrote the 1970s crime drama Duster based on an original idea with LaToya Morgan.
The series is about an escape driver for an organized crime syndicate that goes deeper and deeper into his world.
The Star Wars and Star Trek director will try his luck at another classic property with a spin-off of The Shining called Overlook, which will be an omnibus series about the fictional haunted hotel.
He will also venture into DC Comics territory with a Justice League Dark series.
Unstoppable: Abrams ‘$ 500 million deal with WarnerMedia already includes a’ 70s crime drama called Duster, a Justice League Dark series, and a The Shining spin-off called Overlook; Jack Nicholson depicted in The Shining (1980)