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HBO Lands J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama ‘Demimonde’

The Premium Cable Network Wins Bidding War Over Apple

After winning a bidding war with Apple, HBO has handed a straight-to-series order for J.J. Abrams sci-fi fantasy drama “Demimonde,” the tale of a family — a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter — who all get into a terrible car crash. After the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter begins digging through her experiments in the basement and winds up being transported to another world amid a battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father then follows her into this new world.

“Demimonde” is the first series solely created by Abrams since the 2001 ABC drama “Alias.” The last series he co-created was Fox’s “Fringe,” which premiered in 2008 and ran for five seasons. The drama hails from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ studio-based Bad Robot Prods., and will be co-produced by HBO.

An episode count has not yet been determined yet for “Demimonde.”