Just days after the announcement that J. J. Abrams is making a “Constantine,” reboot, it seems the filmmaker is making yet another mind-bender show for HBO Max. A new series, titled “Subject to Change,” has been ordered to series by the streamer, based on an original story from the prolific Abrams.
The drama is set to follow a “desperate college student who signs up for a clinical trial that begins a wild, harrowing, mind and reality-bending adventure.” Abrams will pen the script and also serve as executive producer alongside showrunner Jennifer Yale, who previously worked on the fantastic and appropriately-twisty “Legion.”
“It’s been incredible fun weaving this rather insane yarn with Jenn, and I am grateful to her and everyone at HBO Max for the opportunity to bring this story to life,” Abrams said in a statement. Yale added: “I have felt so privileged to work with J.J. and Bad Robot on expanding J.J.’s exhilarating story to create a twisty, thought-provoking thriller where almost anything is possible and yet everything is planned. Now partnering with HBO Max to make it a reality is a dream.”
This sounds like it will be in the same spirit of the underrated, neon-infused, mind-melting Netflix series “Maniac,” from 2018; anything that remotely resembles that show is already a must-watch, so Abrams returning to TV is exciting news.
“Subject to Change” is Abrams’ latest project under his massive overall deal with WarnerMedia, and it joins “Constantine,” “Justice League Dark,” a spinoff of “The Shining” titled “Overlook,” and the 1970s-set crime thriller “Duster.” He also has “Demimonde,” based on an original idea, set for HBO.