Usually when you see Ben Affleck and Matt Damon working together on a film it is a drama piece that you’ll find looking to win an Oscar. Now it seems they are being brought together to make something for Syfy. The two, under their Pearl Street Films banner, are creating a drama named ‘Incorporated’ for the network. While B movies filled with sharks and campy science fiction shows are often the norm on the network, people forget that Syfy is also responsible for helping bring us years of ‘Stargate,”Battlestar Galactica‘ and the upcoming ‘Ascension‘ miniseries that is premiering this December.
While no official synopsis has been released, the studio is describing the series as “a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power. This will be the story of one man’s efforts to beat the system.”
For fans of the old ‘Syndicate’ games this sounds like quite a happy memory being made to reality. I know there are a ton of examples of this found in literature and games already, but that is the first thing that the description made me think of.
While no casting has been set at this point, we do know that the pilot will be written by David and Alex Pastor (‘Selfless’, ‘The Last Days’) and Ted Humphrey (‘The Good Wife’) is on board as the executive producer and showrunner. Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd are all on board as executive producers as well with Pearl Street Film’s Margaret Chernin in on it as an associate producer.
I don’t know if we’ll be seeing corporate espionage with armed thugs or just a ton of future tech, but this sounds like an idea that has an absolute ton of potential that viewers can get behind if done right.
Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Incorporated’? Do you mind that it is on Syfy or are willing to give higher budget drama a chance still on the network that has become flooded with reality shows? Share your thoughts below!