Abrams: HBO’s “Demimonde” Very Much Alive

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

When it comes to creating or co-creating series, J.J. Abrams has a solid track record so far with “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost” and “Fringe” all big critical, commercial or cult hits.

He’ll soon return to the small screen realm as creator of HBO’s new sci-fi series “Demimonde” – a project first announced back in 2018 but one that stalled due to his “Rise of Skywalker” commitments and shortly after that due to the pandemic.

Recently Abrams spoke with Collider and revealed that he and the team behind the series have been able to get a lot of work done on the show which is still very much happening.

In fact, the delays caused by COVID-19 have allowed them to write the entire first season and plot out the show’s full series arc:

“We’ve had a terrific writer’s room for about a year, and… one of the remarkable and unexpected benefits of this otherwise trying and in many cases painful time has been that the projects that we’ve been working on have been allowed to gestate and simmer.

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