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JJ Abrams' sci-fi drama 'Demimonde' ordered to series

JJ Abrams' sci-fi drama 'Demimonde' ordered to series

Abrams' upcoming new series isn't TV - it's HBO.

Demimonde is unique in that it's the first series created and written exclusively by Abrams since ABC's Alias. Demimonde does not have an episode count yet, and was shopped around as a spec script.

Demimonde is described as a series about a scientist mom, her husband and daughter who are in a auto crash, leaving her in a coma. After the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter begins digging through her experiments in the basement and winds up transporting to another land amid a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father then follows her there.

The project was the subject of a bidding war between HBO and Apple. Like Westworld, he'll be executive producing the series, along with Ben Stephenson at his Bad Robot Productions banner.

The collaboration between Warner Bros. Abrams has also written and directed installments in the Star Wars and Star Trek film franchises. He is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. Bad Robot also is developing a space drama titled Glare at HBO.

By adding "Demimonde", HBO is relying on a proven creator and producer as it looks to a future sans "Game of Thrones", which will air its final season in 2019. Now, he's be returning to the cable network with another intriguing new sci-fi series. That would pave the way for a high-concept genre drama like Demimonde. Abrams is certainly no stranger to the TV series genre, having created and produced a number of critically acclaimed shows like Lost, Fringe, 11.22.63, and Alias.

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