USA Network is planning to take us all to a ‘Brave New World‘! The network, owned by NBCUniversal, has placed a 10-episode straight-to-series order for this drama with David Wiener (‘Homecoming,’ ‘Fear The Walking Dead’) set as the showrunner. The series is based on the 1932 novel of the same name by Aldous Huxley. Whle we know that this new take on the show will film in the U.K., it isn’t clear when the network plans on debuting the show or when filming will begin.
This adaptation has been in the works since 2015 when it was initially pitched by former Syfy president Dave Howe. When initially in development, Les Bohem (‘Taken’) was penning the script. A year later Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor were hired to replace him. The two are still attached and will be working with Wiener on this new version by UCP and Amblin Television. Owen Harris is expected to direct the pilot episode.
The official logline of ‘Brave New World’ describes it as:
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
The series will imagine “a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.” This type of alternate future has been such a hit in recent years it should come as no surprise to see this series finally moving forward.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter