U2 series in early development at Netflix, JJ Abrams to Produce

Written series about the legendary rock band U2 Under early development in NetflixVariety confirmed with sources.

JJ Abrams attached as Project CEO under his Bad Robot banner, with “Bohemian Rhapsody” writer Anthony McCarten On the plane to write the script. Warner Bros. Television. , where Bad Robot is currently undergoing an expanded blanket deal, will be produced. It is not clear at this time exactly how U2 will be involved in the project.

The exact plot details of the show are currently under wraps, but given McCarten’s involvement, it seems reasonable to assume that the show will delve into the band’s history.

Representatives of Netflix and Warner Bros. declined. TV and Bad Robot commentary.

U2 are one of the most popular bands in history and are among the best selling music artists of all time. The Irish group first formed in 1976 and consists of members Paul “Bono Hewson, Adam Clayton, David “The Edge” Evans, and Larry Mullen Jr. They have released 14 studio albums to date and won 22 Grammy Awards. They continued to tour, having They recently conducted the Joshua Tree World Tour in 2019.

McCarten is a well-known writer of biographical features. He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category – once in 2015 for Stephen Hawking’s biopic “The Theory of Everything” starring Eddie Redmayne and again in 2020 for “The Two Popes” starring Anthony Hopkins in The role of Pope Benedict XVI. Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” tells the story of rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek. The film won four Oscars, including Malek’s for Best Actor. McCarten’s other credits include Winston Churchill’s “Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman.

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He was represented by CAA and Myman Greenspan.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the U2 series.

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