J.J. Abrams Developing ‘Justice League Dark’ Series For HBO Max

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Star Wars director J.J. Abrams is developing an untitled HBO Max drama set in the Justice League Dark universe.

Earlier this year, J.J. Abrams was revealed to be developing projects featuring characters from the Justice League Dark universe as part of a deal between his production company Bad Robot and the AT&T-owned WarnerMedia. The first of these projects has been officially announced, and it’s a television series coming to WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max.

Details regarding the Justice League Dark series are being kept under wraps. J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Head of Television Ben Stephenson are on board as executive producers, with the company’s Executive Vice President of Television, Rachel Rusch Rich, serving as an executive producer.

Warner Bros. has been trying to get a Justice League Dark movie off the ground for quite some time now. Guillermo del Toro and Doug Liman were previously attached to the project, but they both dropped out a few years ago. Additionally, the JLD character Swamp Thing had his own DC Universe series that was axed in June 2019 after just one season.

The Justice League Dark team was created by comic book writer Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janín. The team made its debut in September 2011, consisting of characters like John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Shade, Zatanna and the Changing Man.

In addition to the HBO Max series, Warner Bros. is also developing an animated movie subtitled Apokolips War, a sequel to the well-received 2017 flick Justice League Dark. The project, which is expected to close out the current phase of the DC Animated Movie Universe, is set to hit home media formats later this year.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding J.J. Abrams’ HBO Max series and more DC Universe projects.

Source: HBO Max

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

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