J.J. Abrams will be returning to his roots of writing for television with the upcoming HBO Max series Subject to Change.
The beloved producer and filmmaker will pen the script for his original idea. He will executive produce the series alongside showrunner Jennifer Yale, who is best known for working on Outlander and Legion.
THR reports that Subject to Change “follows a desperate college student who signs up for a clinical trial that begins a wild, harrowing, mind- and reality-bending adventure.”
It has been over a decade since Abrams has been credited as both the writer and creator of a television series, though he also has the show Demimonde in the works for HBO. He said in a statement, “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.”
Joining J.J. and Jennifer as an executive producer is Bad Robot’s head of television, Ben Stephenson.