J.J. AbramsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Hulu unveils the official trailer for Castle Rock
The psychological horror-drama from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, set in the King multiverse, premieres on July 25.
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Twenty years after Felicity, Keri Russell is in talks to reunite with J.J. Abrams on Star Wars
This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Abrams co-created WB college drama. And today Variety revealed that Russell is in early talks to reunite with Abrams, who is directing Star Wars: Episode IX, for a role that will require to do action-heavy fight scenes. Russell should be up for the job coming off her physical role on The Americans. Russell and Abrams last collaborated on the 2006 film Mission: Impossible III.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 6:48PM EDT
J.J. Abrams' mysterious HBO sci-fi drama Demimonde finds a showrunner
Bash Doran, whose credits include The Looming Tower, Masters of Sex and Boardwalk Empire, will lead the "epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama."
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Apple orders musical dramedy Little Voice from Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams
Days before Bareilles is set to co-host the Tonys with Josh Groban, Apple has given a 10-episode order to a half-hour dramedy that is described as "a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York." Named after Bareilles' first album, Little Voice is "an exploration of “the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s.” Bareilles recently played Mary Magdalene on NBC's Jesus Superstar Live in Concert! For Little Voice, she'll work behind the camera as executive producer and showrunner.
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Jurnee Smollett-Bell to reunite with Underground co-creator on HBO's Lovecraft County
Smollett-Bell will star in Misha Green's drama series set in 1950s Jim Crow America. Lovecraft County also counts J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele as executive producers.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Showtime is remaking The Wrong Mans starring Ben Schwartz, with James Corden and J.J. Abrams producing
The 2013 BBC action comedy that Corden co-created and co-starred in is getting an American remake with Corden producing along with Abrams' Bad Robot productions. Schwartz will play one of two office workers whose life is turned upside down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 6:29PM EDT
Felicity stars will have their 20th-anniversary reunion at the ATX Festival
Keri Russell will be joined by Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Amy Jo Johnson and Ian Gomez. No word yet if Scott Foley or creators J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves will be in attendance. The ATX Festival will also have a panel of ABC's TGIF alumni.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
How much did Alias influence Counterpart?
Viewers have noticed that J.K. Simmons' Starz drama has parallels to J.J. Abrams' ABC spy series starring Jennifer Garner. "Both series have alternate universes, liberal use of doppelgangers, and an increasingly tense and at times deadly turf war between the two worlds," as Ron Gilmore points out.
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
SNL usually shies away from parodying tragedy, but not when it came to President Trump and Parkland
"Saturday Night Live usually responds to a national tragedy by eschewing comedy. Usually, it has no choice," says Avi Selk. "...But when SNL returned to the air this weekend after a month-long hiatus during which the country’s worst high school shooting massacre occurred, the show used President Trump to bridge the gap between the tragic and the ridiculous."
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 3:48AM EST
J.J. Abrams took Stephen Colbert's audience to watch his Broadway play
Abrams surprised The Late Show audience Wednesday with tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong, which he's producing.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
HBO wins bidding war over Apple for J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde space drama
HBO has given a straight-to-series order to Demimonde, the first TV series Abrams has personally written since Fringe in 2008. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO — which describes the sci-fi series as “an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama” — beat out Apple because Abrams was impressed with what the pay cable network did with Westworld. The Hollywood Reporter describes Demimonde as being about “a family — consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter — who all get into a terrible car crash. 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. Her father then follows her into this new world.”
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
HBO and Apple vying for new J.J. Abrams TV space drama
The untitled project would be the first series Abrams has written and created since Fringe in 2008, and HBO and Apple are each reportedly interested in adding it to their lineup. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the Abrams drama is about a family — consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter — who all get into a terrible car crash. 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. Her father then follows her into this new world.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
J.J. Abrams made a star-studded movie trailer as a 50th birthday present to Jimmy Kimmel
Ben Affleck and Abrams surprised Kimmel on his 50th birthday by turning the comic Kimmel drew as a kid, The Terrific Ten, into a movie trailer featuring everybody from Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston. During the hour, George Clooney presented The Jimmy Kimmel Story, and Kimmel was also subjected to "Mean Tweets: Jimmy Kimmel Edition," featuring David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Kim Kardashian and Howard Stern.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Hulu releases a creepy trailer for Castle Rock, J.J. Abrams’ Stephen King-inspired anthology series
The self-contained first season will have the tone and feel of a Stephen King series with an original story that “brushes up against the characters” from King’s many stories, according to creator Dustin Thomason.
Posted Tuesday 8/29/17 at 2:56PM EDT
Terry O’Quinn is reuniting with J.J. Abrams on Hulu’s Castle Rock
The two previously worked together on Lost and Alias. O’Quinn will have a starring role on the psychological-horror drama that Abrams is producing with Stephen King.