HBO Max is developing three high-concept projects by J.J. Bad Robot from Abrams – a series inspired by DC Comics using characters from Justice League Dark; a show in the infamous Overlook hotel at Shining; and an original 1970s drama centered on an escape conductor. All three-hour dramas have received production commitments, but given Abrams’ track record, it’s a safe bet that the three TV shows will go in series. The trio of shows will be produced by Warner Bros. Television; Bad Robot currently produces Westworld, Castle Rock and the next HBO Demimonde and Lovecraft Country, as well as the Apple TV + Lisey’s Story, Little Voice and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends series.
Duster, co-written by JJ La LaToya Morgan of Abrams and The Walking Dead takes place in the Southwest in the 1970s – this is how HBO Max describes it: “The life of a brave escape driver for a union Growing crime ranges from terrible to savagely, stupidly, dangerously horrible. Overlook is described as “an inspirational thriller series featuring iconic characters from Stephen King’s masterpiece, The Shining. Overlook explores the untold and terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction. “
HBO Max declined to give specific details about the DC Comics series, except to say that it will be “a major series based on DC characters in the Justice League Dark Universe, details which will be released soon.”
In January, reports surfaced on several Justice League Dark projects in development by Abrams, including film and television adaptations, as well as the possibility that some JLD characters could receive solo projects in more than one team.