It looks as though HBO Max is adding another member of Justice League Dark to the world as a Madame Xanadu series is in the works.
According to Variety, HBO Max is moving forward with a Madame Xanadu series with J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson executive producing under the deal the stream has with Bad Robot. Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood) is writing the series.
Madame Xanadu in the comics dates back to the time of King Arthur and is a powerful magician. She also tends to lock up malevolent magical beings in mason jars.
This project won’t be the first time the character has made her way to live-action television. She appeared in DC Universe’s Swamp Thing by her name, Nimue Inwundu, and was portrayed by Jeryl Prescott. She also appeared in animated form in the Young Justice series voiced by Cree Summer.
Bad Robot is known to be working on multiple Justice League Dark projects at HBO Max. The belief is we will see individual series as well as a team-up series where the mystical characters will team up. With the team having featured nearly every supernatural character in the DC Universe at one time or another, this could turn into quite the roster of projects for the streaming service.
No word on when Madame Xanadu may launch, and HBO Max is withholding comment at this time.