J.J. Abrams to follow up Westworld with HBO space drama Glare

Hourlong drama will explore the colonization of a distant planet

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Having just wrapped up the first season of Westworld, J.J. Abrams is already developing his next project for HBO: an hourlong space drama entitled Glare. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions banner is moving forward with the drama, which will explore the colonization of a distant planet.

Spanish screenwriter Javier Gullón will pen the script for Glare. Bad Robot head of development (and former BBC head) Ben Stephenson will executive produce alongside Abrams and Gullón.

Glare will join a growing list of television projects bearing Abrams’ name. The prolific filmmaker and producer also served as the executive producer for Westworld, which has been renewed for an second season. Other projects he’s been involved in this year include Showtime’s Roadies, Hulu’s limited sci-fi series 11.22.63, and CBS’ Person of Interest. Abrams is also, lest we forget, serving as executive producer on the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII.


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