This was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter in a recent article they posted entitled, “Demimonde on the Bubble as Warner Bros. Discovery Puts Pressure on J.J. Abrams”.
In the article, they reveal that the Abrams series, Demimonde is currently “on the bubble” as Warner Bros. Discovery is frustrated with the producer’s “the lack of output” from Bad Robot’s $250 million overall deal.
Demimonde is the first series that Abrams has written since Fringe way back in 2008.
It’s been reported that the series has been in development since 2018 and it’s been reported that the show’s budget was going to be over $200 million.
That’s more than HBO’s upcoming House of Dragons series!
Warner Bros was expecting more DC content from JJ Abrams by now
According to The Hollywood Reporter, they are going to make a final decision on whether to continue with Demimonder later this week.
The article also states that Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav has been “frustrated with the lack of delivery from the deal that was signed back in September 2019 after Abrams and Bad Robot met with suitors including Apple as they shopped for a rich new pact.”
Are we going to see any of the JJ Abrams Bad Robot DC projects on HBO Max?
Abrams does have other series in the works for HBO Max, including an adult animated Batman series that he’s working on with The Batman director, Matt Reeves.
There are other DC projects that are being discussed for Abrams’ Bad Robot including Constantine and Madame X.
However, the article states that Zaslav and Warner Bros Discovery’s frustration comes due to the fact that “Abrams has laid claim to a number of DC characters but has yet to get anything on the air.”
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