HBO is developing a half-hour comedy based on the book "They Both Die at the End" with Chris Kelly set to write and executive produce.
Kelly is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment. Bad Robot is repped by CAA. Silvera is repped by UTA and Janklow & Nesbit Associates.
This is also the latest TV project for Bad Robot at HBO. The company currently produces the HBO drama "Westworld" and will produce the upcoming HBO shows "Lovecraft Country" from Misha Green and executive producer Jordan Peele as well as "Demimonde," which was written by Abrams. Bad Robot also produces the Hulu series "Castle Rock."
Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot Productions will also executive produce. Television. Bad Robot's Rachel Rusch will co-executive produce. Bad Robot produces under their overall deal with Warner Bros. Along with Kelly, J.J.
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Based on the book by Adam Silvera, "They Both Die at the End" is set in the near-future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them at the start of their last day on earth. It follows a seemingly disparate group of people as they live their scary, funny, weird, hopeful, romantic, and unexpected final hours, all connected through two teenage boys.
The show was picked up for a second season earlier this week. Kelly and Schneider were previously the co-head writers of "Saturday Night Live." Kelly also wrote and directed the 2016 feature film "Other People," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Kelly recently co-created the Comedy Central series "The Other Two" along with Sarah Schneider.

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Aaron Paul has joined the cast of "Westworld" for the HBO's third season, Variety has confirmed.
Paul is repped by UTA.
Paul is also currently shooting the Apple drama "Are You Sleeping," in which he will star opposite Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Kaplan. The exact nature of Paul's role is being kept under wraps, but it is believed he will be a series regular on the show.
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy created the series for television and serve as executive producers. Abrams, Richard J. The series is based on the film of the same name created by Michael Crichton. J.J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham, and Ben Stephenson also executive produce.
Last weekend, the series picked up the Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within a Scripted Program, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series, and Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic). "Westworld" recently received 21 Emmy nominations for its second season, including the best drama series award.
Paul also recently starred in the Hulu drama "The Path," but is best known for the role of Jesse Pinkman on the critically-acclaimed AMC series "Breaking Bad." He receieved four Emmy nominations for his time on that show, winning three. His other credits include films like "Triple 9," "Eye in the Sky," "Long Way Down," "The Need for Speed," and "Come Find Me."