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JJ Abrams Sci-Fi Drama ‘Demimonde’ Grabs Straight-to-Series Order at HBO

Project marks first TV series producer has written since 2008’s ”Fringe“

Forget about “Westworld” (no, don’t actually) because HBO has given a straight-to-series order to J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi drama, “Demimonde.”

Abrams will write the script, making this the first TV series the producer has written since 2008’s “Fringe.”

In classic Abrams’ fashion, HBO’s official logline for the series is purposely vague: an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama.

Abrams will executive produce with Ben Stephenson — head of television for Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions — in association with Warner Bros. Television.

In other Abrams-HBO news, the producer’s hit “Westworld” will be returning for its second season this spring, though the premium cable network is taking its sweet time announcing a premiere date.