Demimonde (TV series)

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Demimonde
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Created by J. J. Abrams
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
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Executive producers
Camera setup Single-camera
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Original network HBO

Demimonde is an upcoming drama television series created by J. J. Abrams that is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Abrams and Ben Stephenson.

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Premise

Demimonde has been described as "an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama." The story is set to be "centered around a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force." [1]

Production

Development

On February 1, 2018, HBO announced it had given a series order to Demimonde, a new television series written and created by J. J. Abrams. Other networks and streaming services interested in the series reportedly also included Apple. The series will be produced by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Abrams and Ben Stephenson. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] On June 28, 2018, Bash Doran was announced as its executive producer and showrunner. [7] By July 24, 2019, Bash Doran had exited the project. [8] She was replaced by Kira Snyder, Rand Ravich and Far Shariat. [9]

In 2021, J.J. Abrams revealed that he and the team behind the series have been able to get a lot of work done. 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.

The writing has been able to happen without that more typical urgency of pre-production and production, where suddenly you’re looking at locations, and auditions, and set design, and production design, and props, and things, when you’re just trying to figure out the bones and the framework.

The beauty of this time on Demimonde, for example, is we’ve been able to not just outline the season, but write the season. Not just roughly understand where we want to go over the course of the series, but actually plot it out.

So, I feel like we’re in a place that feels like it should be more the norm than it ever is to really kind of know where you’re going to go.“ [10]

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