All the method back in 2018, news broke that Demimonde, a sci-fi series from J.J. Abrams had actually landed a straight-to-series order at HBO. Now, with the series still in pre-production, it appears a brand-new barrier has actually prevented the program. According to reports, the concern originates from an argument in the program’s budget plan in between Warner Bros. and Abrams’ production business Bad Robotic.

The series, which just recently revealed its very first cast member in Station Eleven’s Danielle Deadwyler, will be Abrams’ very first solo development given that Alias, as he means to function as the sole writer and director. The series will follow Deadwyler as a female on an objective to reunite with her household after a science mishap strands them in another world.

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The conflict with the budget plan is available in the wake of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger as the business is stated to be examining all its properties, wanting to reduce its costs by 3 billion dollars. Warner Bros. Discovery wishes to reduce Demimonde’s reported proposed budget plan that lands in the mid-200 million variety, nevertheless, Bad Robotic is persevering on that number.

Abrams’ Bad Robotic has had a long relationship with Warner Bros. as the tv side of the production banner has actually had a special handle the business given that 2006. In 2019, Bad Robotic got in a brand-new contract in with Warner Bros for movies, tv, games, and digital material. That mega-deal was approximated to be valued at around $250 million. The contents of that offer are another thing Warner Bros. Discovery is reported to be wanting to work out on in their mission to cut costs.

Nevertheless, while Demimonde might remain in difficulty, fans of Abrams may not have excessive to stress over. It is being reported that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is still devoted to remaining in company with Abrams and Bad Robotic. Bad Robotic has actually taken pleasure in a long and effective relationship with Warner Bros. Recently, Bad Robotic has actually dealt with the Tv side of Warner Bros. to develop such hits series as Westworld, Castle Rock, and Lovecraft Nation. With prepare for more cooperations on series like My Splendor Was I Had Such Good Friends and Presumed Innocent for AppleTV+ and Duster and a brand-new Batman animated series for HBO Max. It is likewise stated that given that the merger Zaslav has actually remained in “regular communication” with Abrams and the set have a great relationship.

Without any main word from either the Bad Robotic or Warner Bros. Discovery side, it is difficult to state how the conflict will clean. Stay tuned to Collider for any future updates on this story.