JJ Abrams, HBO Team Up for Space Drama ‘Glare’

Javier Gullón will write script about colonization of alien planet

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JJ Abrams will executive produce a new space age drama for HBO, TheWrap has confirmed.

Currently titled “Glare,” the hour-long series will focus on the colonization of an alien planet. Abrams is producing through Bad Robot Productions, alongside Bad Robot development head Ben Stephenson and Javier Gullón, who is also writing the script. Warner Bros. Television will produce.

Gullón previously wrote screenplays for the 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal film “Enemy” and the 2007 film “El Rey de la Montaña,” about a man who must evade a mysterious assailant in the mountains of Spain.

This is the latest in a string of high profile TV projects Abrams has developed under the Bad Robot banner. Abrams produced “Westworld,” also on HBO, which was recently renewed for a second season.

He also executive produced “Roadies” for Showtime, “11.22.63” on Hulu and the CBS series “Person of Interest,” which recently ended after five seasons.

Abrams is primarily known for his work in film, most notably directing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” He remains an executive producer on both franchises.

Abrams is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. Gullón is also represented by CAA and Pacific View Management.