J.J. Abrams Is Creating a Scripted Show About U2

The as-yet-untitled show is currently being developed for Netflix

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BY Kaelen BellPublished Mar 18, 2022

Back in January, Bono bravely revealed that he too finds U2 (and, by extension, himself) kind of embarrassing, and he proved himself correct earlier this week when he compared Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to St. Patrick in a poem read aloud at the White House by Nancy Pelosi. What a sentence. 

And, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter today, it turns out all that well-intentioned cringe will be compiled into one glorious viewing experience, as J.J. Abrams has revealed that he's working on a scripted show about U2 for Netflix. Okay, so they probably won't be covering the St. Patrick's Day poem or that time U2 put their album on everybody's phones without asking, but still. 

The as-yet-untitled project is currently in the early development stage, but it's being written by Anthony McCarten — who wrote 2018's Bohemian Rhapsody — and will presumably look like your traditional sort of biopic. Apparently, the band is expected to be involved in the project in some capacity.  

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