J.J. Abrams is returning to the world of comics, as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the director is teaming up with Angela Robinson to adapt DC’s Madame X as a scripted drama for HBO Max.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, the project will be written and executive produced by Robinson (Professor Marston & the Wonder Women). The series is said to be in the early development stages, so no concrete information on casting or story has been divulged just yet.
Madame X – also known as Madame Xanadu – first appeared in the world of DC Comics in the late 70s, and has been a part of the Justice League Dark storylines in her many appearances. The character is known as a sorceress and has also helped the Suicide Squad out in several variations. Most recently during DC’s The New 52 run, Madame X assisted the Dark League and was later revealed to be Doctor Destiny’s mother.
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Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner are currently involved in developing multiple series for HBO Max, including an upcoming Justice League Dark and Constantine series.