In some exciting news, we’ve learned that J.J. Abrams is developing a Justice League Dark series for HBO Max with his company Bad Robot.
According to a new article from Variety, J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot is getting into business with HBO Max in a big way. The upcoming streaming service recently ordered three dramas from the mega-producer, including a series set in the Justice League Dark universe and a new series called Overlook based on Stephen King’s The Shining.
As someone who has been waiting for a live-action adaptation of the Justice League Dark comics forever, I’m thrilled about this new development. I was heartbroken when Guillermo del Toro’s film fell through, so I’m hoping that this new iteration winds up making it to our television screens.
Unfortunately, characters like Swamp Thing and Constantine have yet to get their chance to shine. DC Universe’s dark horror take on Swamp Thing was marred by production issues and canceled after only one season, NBC’s Constantine met a similar fate.
However, it would be great if HBO Max recast Matt Ryan and Andy Bean/Derek Mears as John Constantine and Alec Holland, especially since fans are familiar and accepting of those actors in the roles.
Plus, the recent Swamp Thing series already introduced many elements from the Justice League Dark canon, I’d love to see some of them carry over into a new show.
I’ve always wanted to see Enchantress get her due, and while I liked Cara Delevingne’s casting in Suicide Squad, she was given virtually nothing to do in the film. My dream would be to see J.J. Abrams’ take on her character in the potential HBO Max series.
Perhaps we’ll finally see a proper team-up of characters like Deadman, Zatanna, Madame Xanadu, and more.
What do you think about J.J. Abrams tackling Justice League Dark for HBO Max? Will you watch the show if it gets picked up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!