HBO Max Orders Duster from J.J. Abrams & LaToya Morgan


HBO Max has given a series order for Duster, an eight-episode drama from J.J. Abrams, LaToya Morgan and Warner Bros. Television.

The series takes place in 1972 and sees the first Black female FBI agent head to the southwest and recruit a getaway driver in order to take down a growing crime syndicate. Rachel Hilson and Josh Holloway have been cast in the lead roles.

Additional cast members include Keith David, Sydney Elizabeth, Greg Grunberg, Camille Guaty, Asivak Koostachin, Adriana Aluna Martinez and Benjamin Charles Watson.

The first two episodes of Dusted are written by Abrams and Morgan, with Steph Green directing and executive producing. The series is also executive produced by Abrams and Rachel Rusch Rich for Bad Robot through its content partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery and Warner Bros. Television. Morgan is executive producing for TinkerToy Productions via its overall deal with WBTV.

“We are delighted to bring this high-voltage crime caper from the brilliant minds of J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan to the HBO Max audience,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “This show has all the elements of a great Max original, with propulsive storytelling, fantastic characters and some truly badass car chases.”

“LaToya and I are thrilled at the chance to bring the wild, wily and wacky world of Duster to life, especially with this exceptional cast, crew and network,” Abrams said.

Morgan added, “Duster is an amalgam of all my favorite things—high-octane storytelling with deep characters and so much heart. It’s a dream project, and I’m supremely grateful to all the folks at Warner Bros. and HBO Max for believing in this show. And I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime than J.J. to build this incredible world.”