He has directed and produced some of our favorite films of the past decade. He has mastered the Stars, both Wars and Trek. Now, according to Variety, J.J. Abrams is returning to his roots and developing a science fiction drama for television. The untitled project is said to center around a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force, and I can’t wait to get it in front of my eyeballs.
According to the article, Abrams has written a new sci/fi drama and is currently shopping around through Warner Brothers. He would also serve as Executive Producer alongside Ben Stephenson, the head of Bad Robot’s television division. As of right now, it looks like Apple and HBO are the front runners for the new series, with HBO maybe having a bit of an advantage due to their existing relationship with Abrams (He currently serves as Executive Producer for the networks Westworld). Of course, neither HBO nor Apple have confirmed these negotiations and Warner Brothers claims that they are accepting bids from anyone interested.
Lost was the first television show that drove me absolutely crazy. I, of course, mean this in the best sense of the word. I could not get enough of Oceanic flight 815 and their fight against The Others and The Man in Black. I would scour the internet (yes, the internet existed back then) message boards to talk with my fellow fans about that week’s episode. Each frame was poured over for clues and each line of dialog was scrutinized for answers. Those 121 episodes (especially the finale, @ me at your own risk) bought J.J. Abrams a lifetime membership to the Tyler club, and his projects since then have not let me down. Fringe was cut short far too soon (We love you, Walter) and his work within the Cloverfield Universe has been incredible.
If you’re a fan of Abram’s work and can’t wait for this new project, join our official Facebook Group and let us know! We here at Nightmare on Film Street will continue to update you with any new information about the series as it becomes available. In the mean-time, throw in Disc-One of Season One of Lost and enjoy! Namaste.