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JJ Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO

JJ Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO

Sources say the Abrams drama is about a family - consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter - who all get into a awful vehicle crash.

J. Abrams is returning to the small screen with a new space drama script that he is now shopping around.

The new helmer of cinema's most iconic space franchise may be heading back to the small screen.




According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, the TV series would be his first created project for the medium since Fringe, a decade ago. "According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abrams" script follows a mother, father, and daughter who get into a vehicle crash which leaves the mother, a scientist, in a coma. It all sounds very Star Wars, but also flawless for Abrams' skill set. The daughter begins looking through her mother's experiments, and is somehow transported to another world; one amidst a war with "a monstrous, oppressive force" (reminds me a bit of Stephen King and Peter Straub's The Talisman). Sources say Apple and HBO - where Abrams serves as an EP on Westworld - are both in the running for the untitled drama, with producers Warner Bros.

In addition to penning the script on this new series, Abrams will be executive producing the drama through Bad Robot Productions. Her father follows his daughter into this other place and presumably, we'll all be off on a journey of odd new discoveries there. He created or co-created shows as diverse and exciting as Felicity, Alias, Fringe, and most importantly for this writer: Lost.


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