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J.J Abrams Developing Rod Serling's The Stops Along the Way

J.J. Abrams seems to have his paws in all sorts of classic sci-fi properties these dates, having just released Star Trek Into Darkness and digging in to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, but now he's getting set to dive into the mind of one of the genre's greatest minds. According to The Wrap, Abrams and his production house Bad Robot are now developing a project based on a script that Twilight Zone legend Rod Serling wrote shortly before his death in 1975.

Serling's work is titled The Stops Along the Way, but unfortunately there aren't any plot details available yet. Frankly, knowing Abrams and his love of mystery, my guess is that we won't have a clue about the plot until the first episode airs. The project is being shopped through the company's deal with Warner Bros. Television, but one key piece of information that appears to be missing is the format. While it's clear that Abrams is aiming for the small screen, there's no mention if this will be a full series, a mini-series, or a made-for-TV movie. That will probably become clearer once it moves further along in development.

Abrams currently has Person of Interest running on CBS, but will soon have both Believe and Almost Human running up on NBC and Fox, respectively. It's hard to say how hands-on he will be with The Stops Along The Way - let's remember that he still hasn't seen every episode of Fringe - but it's worth noting that Star Wars Episode VII is aiming for release in 2015, meaning that the next three years of the filmmaker's life are pretty locked up.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.