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HBO and J.J. Abrams team up for medical drama

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 4th 2007 1:44PM

J.J. AbramsJ.J. Abrams is in talks with HBO to direct and executive produce a new medical drama that looks at the toll cancer takes from the patients point of view. This would be the first project that Abrams undertakes with the new mega-contract he signed with Warner Bros. back during the summer. Abrams' own production company, Bad Robot, is part of the contract he signed.

The drama, based on the book The Anatomy of Hope, will be written in part by Tom Schulman -- the same guy who wrote Dead Poets Society and won the Oscar for it.

Seems like Abrams has his hands full lately. I doubt very much he'll have much time to devote to Lost if he's busy directing this new show, executive producing What About Brian, and getting things ready for the eleventh Star Trek movie. This guy is in demand.

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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Mike

Might be good. The average J.J. Abrams series is good for approximately 35 episodes and that's three seasons on HBO!

January 04 2007 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jake

I guarantee you that the pilot will be awesome, and then the series will slowly degenerate into crap.

January 04 2007 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tracy

I think it's time JJ looks back and learns a lesson from his mistakes. When he stopped being super involved in Alias it started to tank and died before it should have. It's story lines strayed from the heart of the show and it ultimately lost a lot of fans as a result. The same thing is happening to Lost now that he is directing movies and executive producing. I get that he is in demand right now, but how in demand will he be when all of his tv shows start getting canceled after their second and third season? Come back to Lost JJ it needs you!

January 04 2007 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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