DC Fans Are Thrilled That J.J. Abrams is Developing a Justice League Dark TV Series
Earlier today Warnermedia and HBO Max announced that filmmaker J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot had been given three series orders including one untitled show succinctly described as "a major series based on DC characters in the Justice League Dark Universe, details to be revealed soon." This marks the latest addition to the HBO Max resume of originals that hails from the pages of DC Comics and naturally fans of the characters and the world are thrilled by the news. Well, most of them were thrilled. We've collected some of the reactions to the news, including those that aren't as excited as the rest, below!
The other shows being developed for the streaming service by Abrams' Bad Robot include a spinoff of The Shining called Overlook and an original series titled s "Duster," co-written by J.J. Abrams & LaToya Morgan and set in the 1970's Southwest following a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate.
"What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie," Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max, said in a statement. "What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic IP from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max."
Formally assembling as a superhero team in DC's New 52 (though fighting alongside each other and appearing in comics as a group decades before), Justice League Dark mostly focuses on the paranormal characters of the DC Universe with some of the most popular superheroes being Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Constantine, Deadman, Etrigan the Demon, and others.
This television adaptation of the characters from Abrams is the latest attempt to bring the characters and this corner of the DCU into live-action following Hellboy and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro's version which fans have been clamoring for for a long time. Later on Doug Liman of Edge of Tomorrow also signed on to direct a film version, though that project failed to materialize as well.
HBO Max reportedly remains on track to debut to viewers in the United States in May, though the first episode or season of the Justice League Dark series won't debut for quite a while. When HBO Max launches it will cost $14.99 a month and will include content from the likes of HBO, Cartoon Network, TNT, TruTV, Crunchy Roll, DC Universe, TBS, and even originals for the service.
Sadly she probably won't appear
JJ Abrams developing a Justice League Dark series for HBO? I’m pic.twitter.com/WJ5JLCmYPh— Connor Behrens (@ConnorBehrens) April 16, 2020
Curiosity, check. Attention, also check.
JJ Abrams doing a Justice League Dark show...... you have my attention.— Mitch-El (@Mitch_tha_Man) April 16, 2020
A Justice League Dark that should've been for Del Toro
Excited nonetheless— Azrael 🇲🇽 (@NewGodAzrael) April 16, 2020
Zatanna is required, no negotiations
JJ, I'm trusting you to deliver us a badass live action JL Dark. Just don't forget Zatanna. https://t.co/Wl62pIgSzY— ᴀᴅᴀᴍ ᴛʜᴇᴇ sᴛᴀʙᴇʟʟɪ (@AdamofGotham) April 16, 2020
Great work team
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK OH HBO MAX WE WOOOOOOOOOOON— maría ʬ⁸⁴ ceo of abbabruno (@timotydrake) April 16, 2020
That's one viewer down.
Wait? Justice League Dark?? YOU SON OF A BITCH, I’M IN!!! https://t.co/xsTPFe1COE— Papi Quarantine 🏠🦠 (@notvieuxlabbe) April 16, 2020
Leave the Bat at the door
I’m happy for the potential Justice League Dark series but please don’t Batman it up. The Dark Knight can’t take y’all making people sick of him. Stop over using him!— kambesyes (@kambesyes) April 16, 2020
Just saying, there are bricks ready for building
Justice League Dark on HBO Max @mattryanreal will hopefully leave Legends and @DerekMears will hopefully be back as Swamp Thing but i am not holding my breath— Matthew Walker (@Jokerman1994) April 16, 2020
WHY did it have to be Justice League Dark?! I just wanted ONE thing for myself & JJ had to start tainting that too. I’m not watching it @DCComics— Birds of Prey 🦋 (@harleensolo_) April 16, 2020
Please do not say sike, WB
i just hope justice league dark won’t get the same treatment as the swamp thing did and they don’t cancel the show after only one episode aired *wb clown shoes*— 𝓁𝓊 💌 (@screthistory) April 16, 2020