HBO developing Margaret Atwood sci-fi series with Darren Aronofsky | The Verge
HBO is developing a new television series based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed trilogy of science fiction novels, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam, according to Deadline. Darren Aronofsky, the director of Requiem for a Dream and — most recently — Noah, is reportedly executive producer for the series, and there’s a potential that he’ll end up directing too. The books were released over the last decade and take place in a world of advanced genetic engineering where big corporations are in control. The series will reportedly be titled MaddAddam, but production appears to be just getting started, so there are few tangible details for now.
Great. Just what I want to watch: An extravaganza from yet another socialist, feminist SF author. Complete with evul corporations, of course.
I’ve avoided Atwood like the plague she is ever since the execrable Handmaid’s Tale was clutched to the heaving bosom of the budding leftist takeover of SF’s governing bodies back in the eighties.
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