HBO adapting They Both Die at the End with J.J. Abrams
Set in the near-future in which people are given a phone call to alert them of their last day on Earth, They Both Die at the End follows two boys who join a number of people as they live out their final day via a number of “scary, funny, weird, hopeful, [and] romantic” situations.
The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly will aid in the production. Kelly also wrote and directed Other People, which made its debut at the Sundance film Festival in 2016, and served as a writer for SNL.
They Both Die at the End marks the latest HBO venture for Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions, which also produces the hit sci-fi drama Westworld. The studio recently received a series pickup for its upcoming fantasy drama Demimonde.
Abrams is currently directing the latest installment of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode IX, set to storm cinemas this Christmas.