Trying to show they aren’t all about Sharknado and Pirahnaconda SyFy has made several announcements in the last month to make high profile original movies, series and mini-series. From Wes Craven’s “People Under the Stairs” to Arthur C. Clarke’s “Childhoods’ End”. Today they announced they are partnering for the second time with Amblin Television to produce a series based on Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World”.
First published in 1932, Brave New World was ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library.
Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: “Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, Brave New World is precisely the groundbreaking programming that is becoming the hallmark of Syfy.”
The book is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one of these “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.
Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, Falling Skies, Under the Dome) will executive produce, along with Les Bohem (Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken), who will also pen the screenplay. Universal Cable Productions will act as the studio.