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J.J. Abrams Producing Space Series ‘Glare’ With HBO

The hourlong drama will be written by "Enemy" scribe Javier Gullón.

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J.J. Abrams has just added another project under his producing umbrella. The filmmaker and his Bad Robot Productions are once again reteaming with HBO to develop a new space drama titled “Glare.”

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the hourlong sci-fi series will focus on the colonization of an alien planet. Abrams will be executive producing alongside Bad Robot head of development Ben Stephenson and Javier Gullón, who is also penning the script. No additional plot details were revealed. 

“Glare” stems from a blind deal Bad Robot signed with Gullón and hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams is under an overall deal.

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The drama is Abrams’ latest TV venture. He most recently executive produced “Westworld,” which was renewed for a second season. His previous television credits also include the Showtime’s “Roadies,” Hulu’s “11.22.63” and CBS’ “Person of Interest.” On the film side, he’s working on a new “Cloverfield” movie, “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and “M:I 6 – Mission Impossible,” to name a few.

Gullón is best know as the writer of Denis Villeneuve’s “The Enemy” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Additional credits include “Treading Water” and the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring drama “Aftermath.” “Glare” marks his first television foray.

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