J.J. Abrams Sets his First Series at HBO Max

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JJ Abrams has set his first three series at HBO Max. 

The streamer has greenlit three series from the prolific filmmaker and his Bad Robot Productions — Overlook, inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining, Duster, conceived by Abrams, and a DC Justice League Dark show.

“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under JJ and Katie,” Kevin Reilly, HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer, said in a statement. “What could be better than an original JJ idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic IP from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”

Overlook will feature iconic characters from King’s The Shining, and will explore the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction, while Duster will center on the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate that “goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful,” according to HBO Max.