J.J. Abrams developing new sci-fi series Glare with HBO

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Dec 12, 2016

HBO is already looking to fill that upcoming Game of Thrones gap, and they’ve tapped a sci-fi vet not named Ron D. Moore to develop the next big thing.

Variety reports that J.J. Abrams will be continuing his working relationship with HBO (Abrams is an executive producer on Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Westworld) by developing a new one-hour sci-fi series that will follow the “colonization of another planet.” You read that right. The Star Trek and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director is heading back to space with a new sci-fi series titled Glare.

However, it could be a while before we get this on our TV screens, since Glare is currently in the early stages of development, with only a script deal in place for now. Abrams will produce the potential series alongside Ben Stephenson (The Fall, The White Queen, Call the Midwife), with Javier Gullón (Enemy, Aftermath) set to write his first-ever TV project.

Besides the whole colonizing another planet thing above, not much is known about Glare, so I’m guessing the network will take a look at the finished script first and order a pilot before greenlighting the series. And although the concept isn’t new — shows like Lost in Space, which is getting a Netflix remake,  Earth-2 and Outcasts quickly come to mind — it’s definitely going to be interesting to see what Abrams and HBO will come up with.

(via Variety)