'Glare' focuses on the colonization of another planet

By Derek Lawrence
Updated December 09, 2016 at 06:31 PM EST
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The empire of J.J. Abrams is on the verge of expanding.

After finding success with Westworld, HBO is once again collaborating with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens director and his company, Bad Robot Productions, EW has confirmed. The network and Abrams are developing Glare, a drama series documenting the colonization of another planet.

Javier Gullón, writer of the Jake Gyllenhaal film Enemy, will pen the script and also serve as executive producer alongside Abrams and Ben Stephenson, Bad Robot’s head of development.

While Abrams has found great success in film over the past few years, the Star Trek director has more than kept his hand in the world television. In just the last year, the Lost co-creator has served as an executive producer on Person of Interest, Roadies, 11.22.63, and Westworld.