HBO Max has "given production commitments" for three one-hour drama series from J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group, the streamer announced. Tops in terms of geek interest will be a “major series” in the Justice League Dark universe, for which no other information was released. The Justice League Dark property has been floating around Hollywood as a feature for over seven years; we last reported on it when Doug Lim left the film back in 2017 (see “Doug Liman Departs ‘Justice League Dark’ Film
”). It began development as a Guillermo del Toro feature (see “Del Toro’s DC Movie
”), and continued in various feature incarnations until the move to HBO Max.
HBO Max also ordered Overlook, inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining and using characters and the hotel from the novel, and Duster, an original set in the 1970s Southwest.
The order is the first under the exclusive deal Abrams signed with WarnerMedia last fall (see “J.J. Abrams Signs Exclusive with WarnerMedia”).