J.J. Abrams has been confirmed to be delving into the world of DC Comics, for one of his first projects under the new deal with Warner Bros. It will be a series based on Justice League Dark series for the new streaming service HBO Max. Abrams is also developing a spin-off of The Shining called Overlook, though it’s not clear if it will be more closely tied to the Stanley Kubrick film or Stephen King’s source material. Justice League Dark is in development through Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV Group, with Abrams’ producing partner and wife Katie McGrath working on the project as well.
For those not familiar with JLD, it is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. First appearing in Justice League Dark #1, the Justice League Dark originally featured John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Shade, the Changing Man, and Zatanna. The team consists of the more supernatural members of the DC Universe, handling situations deemed outside the scope of the traditional Justice League.
“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max. “What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic IP from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”
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