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J.J. Abrams’ production company has outer-space drama ‘Glare’ coming to HBO

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With Westworld earning rave reviews and attracting big audiences on HBO, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the premium cable network has jumped on the chance to bring the show’s executive producer, J.J. Abrams, back for another sci-fi project.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmmaker’s production company, Bad Robot, has been tapped for another drama with a sci-fi twist that will air on HBO. Titled Glare, the series will reportedly chronicle the colonization of another planet.

According to The Hollywood ReporterGlare will have its pilot episode scripted by Enemy screenwriter Javier Gullón, who will also serve as an executive producer on the show alongside Abrams and Bad Robot’s head of development, Ben Stephenson.

Glare is just the latest television series shepherded to the screen by Abrams and Bad Robot. Previous projects include Hulu’s 11.22.63 miniseries and CBS’ Person of Interest, as well as Alcatraz, Almost Human, and going back a while, Lost, Alias, and Fringe.

There is currently no official, public timetable for development on Glare, but with Westworld not returning until 2018 and Game of Thrones offering a shortened summer season, the network’s 2017 schedule has many industry experts guessing that we could see the new show’s premiere as soon as late next year.

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