After years of development, JJ Abrams’ Demimonde canceled at HBO

JJ Abrams

The creator asked a priori for a budget exceeding 200 million dollars for the season. Warner Bros. would have said no!

The great return of JJ Abrams as a television screenwriter will ultimately not take place. HBO has officially dropped the sci-fi drama Demimondefour years after placing an order with him.

In February 2018 after a bidding war with Apple TV +, the premium channel had won the bet. But no news of the project for four years, apart from the casting of Danielle Deadwyler (Station Eleven), “a woman who lost her husband and daughter in a brutal scientific accident“. It is she who will be the most disappointed.

The cancellation of Demimonde comes from David Zaslav – the CEO of HBO’s new parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery – reportedly expressing frustration over the lack of results from HBO’s rich deal with production company Bad Robot from JJ Abrams. The latter asked, according to information from THRa budget exceeding 200 million dollars, to produce the first season of Demimonde. Or even more than House of the Dragon.

Recently HBO boss Casey Bloys said “work on solutions“He was explaining that Season 1 was written.”It’s a really huge and very exciting project. It takes a lot of planning, because it’s so ambitious… The scripts are written and the producers are working out a plan to find the right way to film it all…”

Apparently, the plan didn’t work and Abrams was dismissed from Warner Bros. His “epic and intimate drama about a world’s battle against a monstrously oppressive force” will not take place. Too bad. We would have been curious to see after Aliases, Lost and fringethe new creation of the screenwriter.

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