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HBO… “It’s what connects us.”  In this case, HBO is what will connect us to J.J. Abrams’ new series ‘Demimonde.’

Last month it was reported that Apple and HBO were in an intense bidding war for Abrams’ new project but the sure bet was on HBO due to the producer/director’s past relationship with the network. After all, ‘Westworld,’ which he currently executive produces, happens to be one of HBO’s highest watched series along with ‘Game of Thrones.’ Now the subscription service can add another genre series to their program line up.

Details of the plot is still somewhat known but it has been described as an epic sci-fi/fantasy family drama where the family is involved in a terrible car crash causing the mother, who is a scientist, to wind up in a coma. As her daughter begins to dig through some of her mother’s papers in their basement (the reason why she does this is still unknown), she is suddenly transported to another land which is in the middle of a battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father, who also survived the crash, will follow her into this new world.

Of course, this is just the spec script pitch and what we see when the series airs may or may not concur, but nonetheless, it does sound promising.

‘Demimonde’ will be the first series that Abrams has created and written since Fringe which premiered in 2008. The series will be co-executive produced by Ben Stephenson, head of television for Bad Robot, in association with Warner Bros. Television and HBO. No episode count or premiere date has been determined.