It's not unusual for people in the TV industry to work together on multiple projects during their time in the business, and this tends to be especially true when they've already struck broadcast gold together. Such is the case with current Yellowstone star Josh Holloway, who's still beloved by many for his role as Sawyer on Lost, and will be reuniting with that show's co-creator, J.J. Abrams, on a new series for HBO Max that sounds as though it will be perfectly wild.
According to Variety, Josh Holloway has now signed on to star in a new drama for HBO Max from J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan (Shameless, The Walking Dead), titled Duster. The series will see Holloway star as the currently-unnamed lead character, who just so happens to be a "gutsy getaway driver" for a crime syndicate. If that doesn't sound action-packed and wild enough for you, Holloway's character is working for a criminal enterprise which happens to be growing by leaps and bounds (Yay?), which will take his already "awful" life to "wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful." On top of all that, Duster will be set in the Southwest of the 1970s.
Truth be told, I can already picture the car chases and insanely '70s fashions which will be sure to come our way with Duster. It sounds like a perfect compliment to all of the new projects coming to the streamer, many of which will also be due to J.J. Abrams, as he signed an overall deal with WarnerMedia, HBO Max's parent company, where LaToya Morgan has her own deal with the media giant.
Abrams is also working on content for the streamer based on the DC comics properties Constantine and Justice League Dark, is working on a series set in the world of Stephen King's The Shining, called Overlook, and also has original series Subject to Change in the works, as well as a show for HBO proper, the sci-fi drama Demimonde.
Of course, we cannot ignore the fact that Duster also sounds like a perfect compliment to Josh Holloway's recent role on Yellowstone Season 3 as smooth-talking, upstanding businessman-appearing Roarke Carter. Even though the character was deliciously flirty with Beth, he eventually revealed himself to be after the Dutton family's land in a major way, and we saw that Roarke was willing to do pretty much anything to try and get his way.
The constantly simmering notes of danger and double-crosses which Josh Holloway helped to amp up on Yellowstone are known well to the actor from his time on the twisty-turny, and sometime very confusing, Lost, which he appeared on for its entire six season run. Holloway seems pretty well-suited to bring the same kind of intensity to viewers on Duster, while also being able to deliver all of his dimple-cheeked charm and some good old fashioned "I can't believe I got myself into this mess" relatability to a man who's very much doing less than admirable things.
Duster is still in the very early stages, so there's no word yet on how many episodes there will be, other casting, or when it might hit the streamer. In the meantime, though, feel free to check out our guide to early 2021 TV to see what you can watch right now!