According to The Hollywood Reporter, JJ Abrams is in negotiations to executive produce and possibly direct a new medical drama pilot for HBO.
The project which was recently given green light, was created by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman and Rafael Yglesias, and is a look at the battle against cancer from the patients’ point of view.
If things go as planned, JJ will executive produce through the six-year deal with Warner Bros TV that his company Bad Robot signed last year.
I’m just speculating now, but this probably means that JJ will dedicate even less time to Lost. In not sure if it will make much of a difference though, since the impression I’ve gotten is that Damon and Carlton have been pulling all the strings for quite some time.
I’m still a fan of JJ’s work though, so it will be interesting to see how this new show turns out.
Oh, and in other news, Emilie de Ravin who plays Claire has separated from her husband.