Abrams & Holloway Reuniting for HBO Max Thriller Series Duster


Abrams & Holloway Reuniting for HBO Max Thriller Series Duster

Abrams & Holloway reuniting for HBO Max thriller series Duster

After getting his breakout role in working with the Emmy winner, Josh Holloway is reuniting with Lost co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams for one of his many projects currently in development at WarnerMedia streamer HBO Max, Duster, according to Variety.

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Co-written by Abrams and LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, The Walking Dead), the crime drama series is set in the 1970s Southwest and centers on a getaway driver for a crime syndicate on the rise in the area, with Holloway signing on to star as the driver.

Morgan and Abrams are both attached to executive produce the series in addition to writing, the former via his Bad Robot production label which is currently under a five-year overall deal with WarnerMedia with the latter also also recently signing a multi-year deal with the studio. Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson is also attached to executive produce, while the banner’s Rachel Rusch Rich is attached as co-executive producer.

It’s currently unclear if Abrams will step into the director’s chair for any of the series, but given his last TV project in which he served as writer/creator, Undercovers, saw him director the pilot, it’s entirely possible he’ll want to get Duster on the road with himself at the helm.

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The series will mark the first time Holloway and Abrams have worked together in some capacity in a decade, which began with his breakout work as James “Sawyer” Ford on ABC’s hit mystery drama Lost, which Abrams co-created, executive produced and helmed multiple episodes, and last continued with Holloway’s small role in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.

It also marks one of a number of projects the Star Wars sequel trilogy helmer has in the works at HBO Max, which includes the sci-fi fantasy drama Demimonde on which he is the creator, The Shining prequel series Overlook and a Justice League Dark series.

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