Warner Bros. Reconsidering JJ Abrams’ Sci-Fi Series Demimonde

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Unhealthy Roboticthe manufacturing firm the place director and producer JJ Abrams serves as co-CEO, is beneath scrutiny at Warner Bros. Discovery, in response to sources who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter, The difficulty at hand seems to be an absence of return on Unhealthy Robotic’s $250 million cope with Warner Bros., which was signed again in 2019.

A bit of that deal has apparently gone towards Abrams’ sci-fi collection Demimonde, which is meant for Warner Bros.’ streaming service HBO Max. As THR notes, “Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic is eyeing a spend that is north of $200 million. For comparability, the funds for HBO’s upcoming Sport of Thrones prequel Home of the Dragon is lower than $200 million.”

Little is understood about Demimonde because it stands now. There was a single casting announcement—Danielle Deadwyler because the lead actress—however not a lot else. io9 reported in 2018 that Abrams was purchasing the present round, and Apple was supposedly earlier than the Unhealthy Robotic cope with Warner Bros. was made.“Unhealthy Robotic’s wealthy general cope with Warner Bros. Discovery is at present not in jeopardy although the shortage of output has created a bigger dialogue about what the newly merged firm [Warner Bros. Discovery; the merger was finalized last month] expects to stem from the pact,” in response to THR, which additionally notes “a call on whether or not Demimonde will transfer ahead is predicted to come back this week … sources say studio Warner Bros. TV has reviewed 10 of the eight scripts for the drama that landed at HBO with a straight-to-series order.” io9 has reached out to HBO Max for remark and can replace this publish if and after we hear again.

No matter this implies, it is clear that massive shops are fascinated by massive names, and Abrams is, proper now, one of many largest. Style movie has, for higher or for worse, invested in Abrams—and the very fact is that Abrams is a busy man. From the Stephen King-inspired Overlook miniseries to Star Warsthe person has his mitts in virtually each main modern franchise, together with DC Comics’ Justice League Darkish, Westworld, the brand new superman film, a brand new Star Trek film, and much more—and clearly not all of these are Warner Bros. tasks. In different phrases, Demimonde is only one merchandise on Abrams’ big to-do checklist. And talking of DC, THR has this bit to share: “Sources recommend there may be some frustration inside the halls of Warner Bros. Discovery that Abrams has laid declare to a lot of DC characters however has but to get something on the air,” together with the beforehand teased Madame X collection and a “darkish reboot” of Constantine,

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