A U2 television series will be released, developed for Netflix and produced by JJ Abrams. To be the first to break this news that is thrilling both fans of Bono’s band and those of the creator of Lost And The Hollywood Reporter.
Even the US magazine Variety he then confirmed it, verifying its truthfulness directly with his own sources. And the enthusiasm is already skyrocketing.
The series about the legendary Irish rock band would be in the early stage, in the development step from pre-production.
JJ Abrams is in charge of the executive production of the project, through his production house, the legendary Bad Robot (who loved Lost can’t help but read these two little words, bad and robot, without hearing the falsetto voice). To write the screenplay will be Anthony McCarten, the one to whom we owe the biopic on Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Warner Bros. Television – with which Bad Robot currently has a global deal – will produce. For now, the degree of involvement of U2 in the project is not yet clear, in the sense that it is not known whether Bono and his associates will participate as actors, producers, supervisors, consultants and so on.
In addition to the involvement of the band put the title, for now very little is also known about the plot, which is highly top secret. However, McCarten’s name would suggest a deepening of U2 history. Anthony McCarten masterfully handled the script for Bohemian Rhapsodytherefore his name is inextricably linked to the expectation of seeing a biopic series that traces the success story of the four Irish musicians.
Asked by Varietyrepresentatives of Netflix, Warner Bros. TV and Bad Robot declined to comment.
They certainly need no introduction Bono Vox, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
This is the Irish rock band considered one of the most iconic in history. Their records are the best sellers of all time and the parable of U2 success has been on the rise since 1976, the year in which the band was formed.
The group was born in that year, immediately composed of the definitive and current formation.
Paul “Bono” Hewson, Adam Clayton, David “The Edge” Evans and Larry Mullen Jr. have produced 14 studio albums to date, winning 22 Grammy Awards. They continue to do tours around the world, the latest of which dates back to 2019, the Joshua Tree Tour.
Since that year we have not been able to see them tread the stages around, including Italy, due to the pandemic, but the health emergency that seems to have almost come to an end (although the cases of contagions of the Omicron variant continue to increase). will allow us to enjoy U2 in the coming months and years. We hope, both for them and for us …
Anthony McCarten is the screenwriter who will put U2 history on paper. Born in 1961, he is a screenwriter, writer, playwright, film producer and former New Zealand journalist. In recent years he has specialized in the biographical genre.
It was nominated for an Oscar twice, in the category of best non-original screenplay: in 2015 for the biopic about Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne; then in 2020 for The Two Popes, with Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Price as Pope Francis.
Bohemian Rhapsodythe musical biopic he dedicated himself to before this U2 project, tells the story of another legendary rock band, that of Queen.
The film focuses on frontman, Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek. The film won four Oscars, including one for Malek for Best Actor. Among McCarten’s other credits, Winston Churchill’s Oscar-winning film, Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman.