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Darren Aronofsky Developing HBO Drama Based On Futuristic Trilogy

Fri, June 6, 2014 11:44am EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister Add first Comment
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Darren Aronofsky is heading to TV! The ‘Black Swan’ director is set to adapt Margaret Atwood novels for an original post-apoctalyptic HBO drama. Read on for more details on the upcoming series.

TV just keeps getting better and better. Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky has signed on to a brand new HBO series, based on Margaret Atwood‘s MaddAddam futuristic trilogy.

Darren Aronofsky Developing Margaret Atwood Series For HBO

Darren Aronofsky is heading from the silver screen to the small screen! The Academy Award nominated director is developing a brand new drama for HBO, based on Margaret Atwood novels, Deadline exclusively revealed.

Aronofsky, the man behind Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Pi, will serve as executive producer and possibly director on the project, adapted from the Margaret Atwood trilogy Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood and MaddAddam.

The novels are set in the future 21st century world where “corporations have taken over for governments and the genetic modification of organisms is perversely ubiquitous. It centers on the events before and after a Waterless Flood that wipes out almost all of the world’s population and follows an extensive cast of characters, including those responsible for the apocalypse and those struggling to survive it,” our sister site reports.

The upcoming series will add yet another based-on-book show to the network. Game of Thrones, which is currently in its fourth season, and The Leftovers, which stars Justin Theroux and premieres June 29 this summer, were adapted from best-selling novels.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited that Darren is heading to TV? Will you watch the new show? Let us know!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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