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J.J. Abrams and HBO are expanding their relationship.

Following Westworld's renewal last month for a second season, Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions have signed on to develop a new drama series Glare, which is centered around the colonization of another planet.

Abrams, who is an executive producer for Westworld, will also executive produce the new project alongside Ben Stephenson and Javier Gullón, the latter of whom will also pen the script, having previously wrote the Jake Gyllenhaal film Enemy.

Beyond his recent film success directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek, Abrams has increasingly been beefing up his TV roster, executive producing Cameron Crowe's series Roadies for Showtime, CBS's Person of Interest and and Hulu’s James Franco drama 11.22.63.

It's worth noting, because Westworld won't return for its second season until 2018, that would seemingly allow an opening for Abrams to work on Glare as HBO seeks to add to its lineup in preparation for the looming end of Game of Thrones.

 

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