The show is now unnamed, but is pitched as a family-driven sci-fi drama.
The as-yet-untitled Abrams project will apparently be a family drama, and already sounds like a wild rollercoaster ride that wouldn't be out of place for one of his shows.
The series would follow a female scientist who gets in a vehicle crash with her husband and young daughter. After the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter begins digging through her experiments in the basement and winds up transporting to another land amid a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. The father eventually joins his daughter there. He also created Alias and co-created Undercovers, Lost and Felicity.
Unsurprisingly, Warner Bros., HBO, and Apple have declined to comment on the rumors. Abrams is understandably hot property, having built up his status as a film director in the last decade or so after helming Mission: Impossible III in 2006.
On the feature side, Abrams is next writing and directing Star Wars: Episode IX, and counts the Cloverfield and Star Trek franchises among his credits.
According to Variety, Abrams would also executive produce, with Ben Stephenson, head of television for Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, also serving as an executive producer. Either way take it with a grain of salt, but we'll keep our eyes and ears peeled for more info.
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