JJ Abrams has made some significant progress on the upcoming sci-fi fantasy series he is producing for HBO. In fact, he revealed that the first season of Demimonde had already been written.
Speaking with Collider, Abrams explained that one unexpected benefit of the coronavirus lockdown is that writers can take their time with stories.
“One of the tremendous and unexpected benefits of this grueling and in many cases the painful time is that the projects we’ve been working on are allowed to develop and simmer,” he said. “Writing can happen without the more distinctive pre-production and production urgency.”
Having this extra time, according to Abrams, allowed the show’s writers to “not only decipher the seasons, but write the seasons.”
Abrams adds that, even as film and television production begins to resume more normal schedules and processes, he hopes to let creative projects take their time and not constantly rush into standards, not deviations.
“I feel like we’re in a place that feels like it should be more the norm than ever to really know where you’re going,” he said, adding: “I just feel like it’s one of the things that this time allowed us to do that. It allows us to do things in a way that I don’t think we’ve had before.”
Described by HBO as simply an “epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama,” The Hollywood Reporter said in 2018 when news of the series was first released, that Demimonde was about a family who gets into a terrible car accident. When the mother, a scientist, falls into a coma, her young daughter begins to observe her experiments and, in doing so, is “transported to another world in the midst of a battle against a terrible and oppressive force.” The girl’s father then followed suit.
Although Abrams is executive producer on the HBO science fiction drama Westworld, Demimonde is the first show he has written since 2008 ‘s Fringe. HBO took the series and gave the show a direct series sequence after a long bidding war with Apple.
Demimonde Release Date
The tv series season Demimonde Season 1 upcoming HBO release date in the USA is confirmed to be 2022 and the upcoming HBO release date in the UK is to be announced.
Demimonde Plot Details
Plot details for “Demimonde,” which is the subject of a bidding war between HBO and Apple, are still being kept under the shadows, but the series is described as an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama that deals with the world’s battles against terrifying and oppressive forces, exploring the extent to which a family goes to find their missing child. Abrams will write and serve as executive producer, with Ben Stephenson—head of television for Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions—also serving as executive producer.
The series will be produced by Bad Robot in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television and HBO. Bad Robot and Abrams are currently under a deal at HBO’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
As part of the agreement, Snyder has signed an overall deal with HBO.
J.J. Abrams Says the First Season of His HBO Sci-Fi Series ‘Demimonde’ Is Already Written
Abrams explained, they were able to write the entire first season of Demimonde and plot out the show’s full series arc:
“The beauty of this time on Demimonde, for example, is we’ve been able to not just outline the season, but write the season. Not just roughly understand where we want to go over the course of the series, but actually plot it out. So, I feel like we’re in a place that feels like it should be more the norm than it ever is to really kind of know where you’re going to go. But to your earlier question that was a really good one about planning things out, I just feel like that’s one of the things that this time has allowed us to do in a way that I don’t think we’ve ever had the luxury before.”
It’s unclear if Abrams will be directing any or much of Demimonde, and it’s also unclear when the project will move into the production stage, but it’s exciting to hear that when Demimonde does come our way, it’ll be with the confidence of knowing exactly where this whole series-long story is going.