Darren Aronofsky Comes to Television with MADDADDAM Book Triology Adapted as HBO Series

     June 4, 2014

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Darren Aronofsky, the Oscar-nominated writer-director behind such films as Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and Noah, is making the move to television.  Aronofsky and his production banner Protozoa Pictures made a three-year, first-look deal with HBO earlier this year, and now the first project under that arrangement has been announced.  Aronofsky will executive producer a series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book trilogy MaddAddam with a possibility of directing.  Atwood will serve as consultant on the picture, and the team is currently in search of writers.  Hit the jump for more on the upcoming adaptation of the futuristic dystopian epic.

darren-aronofsky-maddaddamDeadline reports that Aronofsky will executive produce and possibly direct an adaptation of the Atwood novels Oryx and CrakeYear of the Flood, and MaddAddam for an HBO series.  Here’s a look at the book synopsis (via Amazon):

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

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