Darren Aronofsky has signed on to produce an HBO drama series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam book trilogy, and could also wind up directing the project.

Darren Aronofsky Producing 'MaddAddam' Series

Aronofsky has a three-year first-look deal with HBO, which was made in January of this year. Through his Protozoa Pictures company, the director is looking to bring Atwood’s Orya and Crake (2003), Year of the Flood (2009) and MaddAddam (2013) to the small screen, reported Deadline.

Aronofsky became interested in the idea of adapting Atwood’s “speculative fiction” novels after it was brought to him by his fiancé, producer Brandi-Ann Milbradt. Milbradt will serve as co-executive producer alongside Aronofsky, who’s recruited his longtime collaborator Ari Handel to the project as well.

Atwood’s trilogy takes place in the mid-21st century in the time before and after the Waterless Flood, which causes the world’s population to shrink dramatically. In the post-apocalyptic world, genetic modification runs rampant and corporations have supplanted government in the position of power.

Aronofsky, who received an Oscar nomination for Black Swan, is coming off the commercial success of his epic Biblical film Noah. He’s also directed The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream.


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