J.J. Abrams to Develop Rod Serling’s Final Screenplay

Jason McDonald

I can’t imagine J.J. Abrams has very many items left on his nerd bucket list. The man revitalized the “Star Trek” franchise, is set to direct a “Star Wars” movie, paid tribute to Steven Spielberg (“Super 8″), and now he’s about to adapt the final script ever written by Rod Serling.

Rod Serling, the creator of “The Twilight Zone” and “The Night Gallery”, was a prolific writer with an extensive body of work.   To say he kept busy was an understatement, he wrote consistently from the 1950s all the way up until his death in 1975.   Four months before he passed away Serling had told an interviewer that he had just finished his latest script “The Stops Along The Way” which he called a “lovely” script.  Unfortunately, with his passing, the script was never brought to life.

Fast forward 38 years later and J.J. Abrams has just reached a deal with Code Entertainment, who represents Serling’s estate, to bring the script to TV in a limited series event.  The project will be developed by Abram’s Bad Robot company and Warner Bros. TV and then shopped around to the major networks.  Not much is known about the script or its premise and given Abram’s penchant for secrecy it might be some time before we learn any details.

What do you think? Can Abrams do Serling justice? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Deadline


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      1. bob101910 June 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

        His stuff is really hit or miss. Too hard to tell if it will be good yet.