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GLARE: HBO To Produce J.J. Abrams Space Drama

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Bad Robot’s Glare To Be Developed By HBO

HBO plans to work with J. J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot on the upcoming science fiction drama Glare.

The announcement comes in the wake of Westworld‘s well-received first season, encouraging HBO to continue exploring the science fiction genre as evidenced by the program’s renewal for a second season as well as its plans to work with Bad Robot.

Focusing on the efforts of space explorers to colonize an uncharted planet, the proposed show comes from writer Javier Gullon, who previously wrote the Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle Enemy:

Titled Glare, the project, now in development at the premium cable network, is written by Spanish feature writer Javier Gullón. It is a sci-fi odyssey exploring the colonization of another planet.

Gullón executive produces with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Ben Stephenson. Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot is based, is the studio; it also is behind HBO/Bad Robot’s Westworld.

Glare stems from a blind deal Bad Robot signed with Gullón a year ago. He had been identified by Bad Robot’s head of TV Stephenson, who developed the project based on an original idea by the writer.

Gullón, who has multiple produced features overseas, drew Hollywood attention recently with his dramatic thriller spec script 478, which was made with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring and E/F/O, Protozoa and Peter Dealbert producing for release next year.

Leave your thoughts on HBO agreeing to work with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot on the network’s planned space drama Glare (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. No official air date has been announced for Glare yet.

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