Rachel Hilson and Josh Holloway will star within the upcoming collection a couple of Black FBI agent set on taking down a Southwestern crime syndicate.
“Duster,” an eight-episode drama from “Misplaced” creator J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan, has been ordered to collection by HBO Max, it was introduced Thursday. The order comes nearly three years after “Duster” was first revealed to be in growth on the streamer in April 2021.
Moreover, Max unveiled the solid for the 1972-set collection, with Rachel Hilson (“This Is Us,” “Love Victor”) starring as Nina, a younger Black FBI agent who journeys to the Southwest on an project to take down a criminal offense syndicate. Josh Holloway, finest recognized for taking part in Sawyer in Abrams’ ABC collection “Misplaced,” stars reverse Hilson as Jim, a getaway driver recruited to assist Nina on her mission; his casting was first reported by Selection in 2021.
“We’re delighted to convey this high-voltage crime caper from the sensible minds of J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan to the HBO Max viewers,” HBO Max head of authentic content material Sarah Aubrey mentioned in a press release. “This present has all the weather of an excellent Max Unique, with propulsive storytelling, unbelievable characters, and a few really bad-ass automobile chases.”
Apart from Hilson and Holloway, “Duster” will even star Abrams’ frequent collaborators Greg Grunberg, Keith David, Sydney Elisabeth, Camille Guaty, Asivak Koostachin, Adriana Aluna Martinez, and Benjamin Charles Watson.
The mission was certainly one of three TV collection ordered by HBO Max from Abrams’ Dangerous Robotic Productions following a manufacturing deal between the banner and WarnerMedia in 2019, together with a “The Shining” spinoff collection “Overlook” and DC Comics adaptation “Justice League Darkish.” HBO Max reportedly handed on “Overlook,” whereas there have been no updates on “Justice League Darkish” because the collection was first introduced.
“Duster” would be the first TV mission Abrams has written for because the short-lived 2010 NBC drama “Undercovers.” He and Morgan, finest recognized for her work on “The Strolling Useless,” co-wrote the primary two episodes of the present. Steph Inexperienced, who beforehand directed for HBO’s “Watchmen” and “The E-book of Boba Fett,” directs the primary two episodes. Abrams and Rachel Rusch Wealthy govt produce by way of Dangerous Robotic, whereas Morgan govt produces by way of TinkerToy Productions.
“LaToya and I are thrilled on the probability to convey the wild, wily and wacky world of ‘Duster’ to life, particularly with this distinctive solid, crew and community,” Abrams mentioned in a press release.
“’Duster’ is an amalgam of all my favourite issues – high-octane storytelling with deep characters and a lot coronary heart. It’s a dream mission and I’m supremely grateful to all the oldsters at Warner Bros. and HBO Max for believing on this present,” Morgan added. “And I couldn’t have requested for a greater companion in crime than J.J. to construct this unbelievable world.”
The present’s order comes just a few months after HBO canceled the sci-fi collection “Westworld,” which Abrams executive-produced for Dangerous Robotic, after 4 seasons earlier than eradicating it from HBO Max in favor of licensing it to Roku and Tubi. The “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” director additionally had a sci-fi collection “Demimonde” in growth at HBO, which was canceled final June.
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