J.J. Abrams has teamed up with HBO to create a new show called ‘Glare,’ a series composed of hour-long episodes described as a ‘space drama.’ This drama will center around a topic that is on everyone’s minds, and that may in fact be in humanity’s near future: humans establishing colonies on a planet other than Earth. We’ll have to guess which planet that may be, though, as HBO hasn’t revealed any other details about the show at this time.
Confirmation that J.J. Abrams is working on the show comes from Variety. We know Abrams will serve as an executive producer alongside Javier Gullon and Ben Stephenson. The series is said to be in development now and to have received a script deal, with Warner Bros Television producing.
Gullon is also serving as a writer. It isn’t clear who else may be tied to the series at this time, nor whether there are any cast members selected at this time. HBO didn’t state when Glare will be launching on the platform, though it sounds like the series is early in its life, so it could be a year or more.
This isn’t the first time HBO has worked with Abrams; he is also an executive producer on the network’s currently vastly popular Westworld, which itself has just wrapped up and is also futuristic in nature. We’ll have to wait until 2018 for the next season, though, so hopefully Glare arrives before that to tie us over.