The Shining & Justice League Dark series coming from Bad Robot & HBO!
After teaming up with the production company for the wildly acclaimed Westworld, HBO is continuing its partnership with J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions by ordering three new series for the upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, including new adaptations of The Shining and Justice League Dark!
The first series Duster, is to be co-written by J.J. Abrams & LaToya Morgan. Set in the 1970’s Southwest, the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful. Morgan is currently a writer on The Walking Dead. Previously, she was a co-executive producer and writer of AMC’s Into the Badlands and TURN: Washington’s Spies and was a writer for NBC’s Parenthood and Showtime’s Shameless.
The second series, Overlook, is a horror-thriller series inspired by and featuring iconic characters from Stephen King’s masterpiece The Shining. Overlook explores the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction and reunites Bad Robot with King and Warner Bros. Television, who previously collaborated on the acclaimed psychological-horror series Castle Rock for Hulu.
“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie,” Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and President, TNT, TBS, & truTV, said in a statement. “What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic I.P. from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”
The third series will be an adaptation of the acclaimed DC comics characters Justice League Dark, though details on who will be involved, characters or otherwise, have yet to be revealed by HBO Max or Bad Robot.
All of the Bad Robot series for HBO Max will be executive produced by J.J. Abrams and its Head of Television, Ben Stephenson. Rachel Rusch Rich, Bad Robot’s Executive Vice President of Television will serve as a co-executive producer. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will be the global distributor for the programs.