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J.J. Abrams’ ‘Demimonde’ Dead at HBO

As expected, Demimonde will not be moving forward at HBO. The series, which marked the first original created by J.J. Abrams since Fringe in 2008, has officially been passed over by the premium cable network following issues surrounding the show’s sprawling budget. Sources tell THR that Abrams made a last-ditch plea to HBO/HBO Max boss […]

‘Speed Racer’ Live-Action TV Series From J.J. Abrams in the Works at Apple

Go, Speed Racer, go! A live-action scripted TV series based on the beloved manga and animated show is in the works at Apple, with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot set to exec produce the project. Sources say Hiram Martinez (Snowpiercer, Get Shorty) is set to co-write the project and serve as showrunner as his “exciting take” […]

‘Demimonde’ on the Bubble as Warner Bros. Discovery Puts Pressure on J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde, the first show the prolific producer has written since Fringe in 2008, is on the bubble at HBO as sources say Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is frustrated by the lack of output from Bad Robot’s $250 million overall deal. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the budget for HBO’s Demimonde […]

U2 Scripted Series From J.J. Abrams in the Works at Netflix (Exclusive)

It’s a beautiful day at Netflix. The streaming giant is teaming with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions banner to develop a scripted series about legendary rock band U2, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled show, which is currently in the early development stages, will be penned by Anthony McCarten. The Oscar-nominated writer […]

‘Maisel,’ ‘The Opposition’ Writer Sets Six-Week Off-Broadway Run of Abortion Comedy

The critically acclaimed comedy Oh God, A Show About Abortion from writer-comedian Alison Leiby (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Opposition With Jordan Klepper, The President Show) is set for a six-week run at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal. Leiby’s one-woman stage show — which she has performed around New York, […]

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Launches Audio Division, Inks Exclusive Multiyear Deal With Spotify

Bad Robot is launching an audio division and has struck an exclusive multiyear deal with Spotify, the companies said on Wednesday. Bad Robot Audio, which will develop and produce original scripted and unscripted audio content, will be led by Christina Choi, who was most recently the director of content partnerships at Audible. Podcasts and other […]