Upcoming streamer HBO Max, which launches in June, has given a production commitment to three new one-hour scripted dramas from J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group. The first series, “Duster,” is to be co-written by J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan. Set in the 1970’s Southwest, the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful. Morgan is currently a writer on “The Walking Dead”.
The second series, “Overlook,” is a horror-thriller series inspired by and featuring iconic characters from Stephen King’s masterpiece “The Shining.” “Overlook” explores the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction. The project reunites Bad Robot, King and WBTV, who previously collaborated on the acclaimed psychological-horror series “Castle Rock” for Hulu.
The third will be a major series based on DC characters in the “Justice League Dark” Universe. Details will be revealed soon.