Abrams To Produce Medical Show For HBO

As if he didn’t have enough on his plate, JJ Abrams will be the Executive Producer on a new medical drama just given the green light by HBO. The Hollywood Reporter describes it as is "a hospital drama that explores the battle against cancer from the patients’ point of view." It is based on a book "The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness". This is the first show that would be part of Abrams deal to develop new TV shows for Warner Brothers and would make it the 4th show he would be currently producing. It is also reported that Abrams may direct the pilot episode of the untitled medical show. The Trek XI writer/producer is already slated to direct episodes of The Office and Lost this year, but has still not committed to directing Star Trek XI. More info at The Hollywood Reporter.

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I’m beginning to think that this man is biting off to much to chew. I hope I am wrong. I want a triumphant return of the TOS (or events leading up to it) to the big screen!

Yeah, given how much he has on his plate, I now hope he either lessens his load first to direct Trek XI, or alternatively, he wisely chooses to let someone else direct the movie instead.

Doing all of these projects at once is concerning.

Yeah. How is this guy going to find the time to do Trek right?