Contraband (TV series)

Contraband is an upcoming drama television series created by J. J. Abrams that is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Abrams and Ben Stephenson.

Contraband
Genre
Created byJ. J. Abrams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkHBO

Premise

Contraband has been described as "an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama." The story is set to be "centered around a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force."[1]

Production

Development

On February 1, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given a series order to Demimonde, a new television series written and created by J. J. Abrams. Other networks and streaming services interested in the series reportedly also included Apple. It was reported that the series would be produced by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Abrams and Ben Stephenson.[1][2][3][4][5][6] On June 28, 2018, it was announced that Bash Doran would serve as an executive producer and showrunner for the series.[7] On April 15, 2019, it was announced that the series had changed name to Contraband.[8] On July 24, 2019, it was reported that Bash Doran had exited the project.[9]

References

  1. Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Lands At HBO With Series Order". Deadline. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  2. Goldberg, Lesley (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Lands at HBO With Series Pickup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  3. Otterson, Joe (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Scores Straight-to-Series Order at HBO". Variety. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. Roots, Kimberly (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams' Demimonde Lands at HBO". TVLine. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. Snierson, Dan (February 2, 2018). "HBO orders J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama 'Demimonde' to series". EW.com. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  6. Hughes, William (February 2, 2018). "HBO orders J.J. Abrams' "epic and intimate" fantasy sci-fi drama Demimonde to series". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  7. Andreeva, Nellie (June 28, 2018). "'Demimonde': Bash Doran Set As Showrunner Of J.J. Abrams' Sci-Fi Drama Series As Part Of HBO Overall Deal". Deadline. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  8. "HBO Confirms 2020 Returns For 'Westworld', 'Insecure' & 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'". Deadline. April 15, 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  9. "J.J. Abrams' HBO Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Parts With Showrunner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
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