J.J. Abrams 'U2 Biopic Series' In Works At Netflix!



The word at Deadline and Netflix, is that folks are in early development stages on a scripted series inspired by the rock band U2, . The series is said to be directed by J.J. Abrams along with his Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. TV.


Screenwriter Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody) is attached as writer on the series. McCarten wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. He is also Oscar-nominated for his screenplays for The Two Popes, Darkest Hour and The Theory of Everything.


U2, The Irish rock band, was formed in 1976 lead by vocalist Bono and lead guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. The band has released 14 studio albums and won a record 22 Grammys.


Abrams and Bad Robot recently teamed with David E. Kelley on a limited-series adaptation of courtroom thriller Presumed Innocent for Apple. The company is also working on a number of series for HBO Max including Constantine, Demimonde and Madame X as well as a fourth season of Westworld for HBO.


Details are being kept under wraps about said Biopic. Netflix and Bad Robot declined comment.