Demimonde (TV series)

Last updated
Created by J. J. Abrams
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Camera setup Single-camera
Production companies
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.



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]



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]

Related Research Articles

J. J. Abrams American filmmaker

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote and produced such films as Regarding Henry (1991), Forever Young (1992), Armageddon (1998), Cloverfield (2008), Star Trek (2009), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Bad Robot Productions American film and television production company

Bad Robot is an American film and television production company led by J. J. Abrams and Katie McGrath as Co-CEO. Under its Bad Robot Productions division, the company is responsible for the television series Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Revolution and Westworld alongside the feature-length films Cloverfield, Star Trek, Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Wars Episodes VII and IX, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Star Trek Beyond, The Cloverfield Paradox, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and Overlord.

Greg Berlanti American television director, producer and writer

Gregory Berlanti is an American writer, producer and film director. He is known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Political Animals, Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and You, in addition to his contributions to DC Comics on film and television productions, including The CW's Arrowverse and the Titansverse.

Damon Lindelof American screenwriter and producer

Damon Laurence Lindelof is an American screenwriter, comic book writer, and producer. Among his accolades, he received three Primetime Emmy Awards, from twelve nominations. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Jonathan Nolan British-American screenwriter, television producer, director and author

Jonathan Nolan is a British-American screenwriter, television producer, director and author. He is the creator of the CBS science fiction series Person of Interest (2011–2016) and co-creator of the HBO science fiction western series Westworld (2016–present).

Damian Kindler Australian television producer

Damian Kindler, is a television and film writer, director and producer. Born in Melbourne, Australia. Kindler's family later emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he was raised. He currently resides in Venice, California.

J. H. Wyman

Joel Howard "J. H." Wyman is a film and TV producer, screenwriter, director and musician. He is best known for his work on the Fox science fiction shows Fringe and Almost Human, and wrote and produced the films The Mexican (2001) and Dead Man Down (2013).

Karl Gajdusek is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. He was the showrunner for the first season of the Netflix series Stranger Things and the co-creator of the TV series Last Resort with Shawn Ryan. They were both also executive producers for the series. Gajdusek also wrote for the series Dead Like Me and wrote the film Trespass (2011). He co-wrote the screenplay for the 2013 Tom Cruise movie, Oblivion, and The November Man, which was released in 2014.

<i>Westworld</i> (TV series) 2016 American science fiction TV series

Westworld is an American science fiction Western and dystopian television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Produced by HBO, it is based on the 1973 film of the same name and, to a lesser extent, the film's 1976 sequel Futureworld. The story begins in Westworld, a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by android "hosts". The park caters to high-paying "guests" who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without fear of retaliation from the hosts, who are prevented by their programming from harming humans. Later on, in the third season, the series' plot expands to the real world, in the mid-21st century, where people's lives are driven and controlled by a powerful artificial intelligence named Rehoboam.

<i>Lovecraft Country</i> (TV series) 2020 American horror drama television series

Lovecraft Country is an American horror drama television series developed by Misha Green based on and serving as a continuation of the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. Starring Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors, it premiered on August 16, 2020, on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television Studios.

J. J. Abramss unrealized projects

The following is a list of unproduced J. J. Abrams projects in roughly chronological order. During a career that has spanned over 30 years, J. J. Abrams has worked on projects which never progressed beyond the pre-production stage under his direction.

Y: The Last Man is an upcoming American drama television series starring Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer, Olivia Thirlby and Ashley Romans that is set to premiere in 2021 on FX on Hulu. It is based on the comic book series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Eliza Clark serves as showrunner after Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal exited the project.

<i>Foundation</i> (TV series) upcoming American science fiction television series

Foundation is an upcoming American science fiction television series based on the book series of the same name by Isaac Asimov and produced by David S. Goyer for Apple TV+. Foundation is set to premiere in 2021.

<i>Raised by Wolves</i> (American TV series) 2020 American science fiction drama television series

Raised by Wolves is an American science fiction drama television series created by Aaron Guzikowski that premiered on HBO Max on September 3, 2020. The first two episodes were directed by Ridley Scott, who also serves as an executive producer for the show. The series was renewed for a second season shortly after its premiere.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is an upcoming American drama streaming television miniseries based on the memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein and produced for Apple TV+. The series is set to star Jennifer Garner who will also executive produce alongside J. J. Abrams, Karen Croner, Ben Stephenson, and Amy Silverstein.

<i>The Nevers</i> American science fiction drama television series

The Nevers is an American science fiction drama television series created by Joss Whedon for HBO. The series is produced by HBO and Mutant Enemy Productions with executive producers including Whedon, Philippa Goslett, Doug Petrie, Jane Espenson, Ilene S. Landress and Bernadette Caulfield. The series premiered on April 11, 2021. The first season will consist of 12 episodes, split into two six-episode parts.

Invasion is an upcoming science fiction television series created by Simon Kinberg and David Weil. It is set to premiere on Apple TV+.


  1. 1 2 Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Lands At HBO With Series Order". Deadline. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  2. Goldberg, Lesley (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Lands at HBO With Series Pickup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  3. Otterson, Joe (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Scores Straight-to-Series Order at HBO". Variety. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. Roots, Kimberly (February 1, 2018). "J.J. Abrams' Demimonde Lands at HBO". TVLine. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. Snierson, Dan (February 2, 2018). "HBO orders J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama 'Demimonde' to series". Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  6. Hughes, William (February 2, 2018). "HBO orders J.J. Abrams' "epic and intimate" fantasy sci-fi drama Demimonde to series". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  7. Andreeva, Nellie (June 28, 2018). "'Demimonde': Bash Doran Set As Showrunner Of J.J. Abrams' Sci-Fi Drama Series As Part Of HBO Overall Deal". Deadline. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  8. "J.J. Abrams' HBO Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Parts With Showrunner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  9. Porter, Rick (May 4, 2020). "J.J. Abrams' HBO Drama 'Demimonde' Taps Showrunner Trio". The Hollywood Reporter .