Fresh off the critical and commercial success of his Biblical adventure Noah, director Darren Aronofsky has been set to executive produce and possibly direct a TV series adaptation of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam novel trilogy.
The books Oryx and Crake (2003), Year Of The Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013) are set in a world where corporations have completely taken over and genetic modifications are constantly being made to living organisms. The story takes place in the mid-21st Century, both before and after a massive Waterless Flood wipes out almost all of humanity, leaving the few survivors struggling to stay alive, some of whom are innocent victims and some who are responsible for this catastrophe.
The project is being developed as a potential directing vehicle for Darren Aronofsky, who will executive produce alongside Noah co-writer Ari Handel and Brandi-Ann Milbradt, the director's fiancee who brought the project to his Protozoa Pictures company. Author Margaret Atwood will serve as a consulting producers, with the filmmakers currently meeting with writers to adapt the material.
MaddAddam will be the first project to come out of Darren Aronofsky's three-year first-look deal he signed with HBO back in January.