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Get ready for the Waterless Flood.
HBO announced that it's tapped Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to helm MaddAddam, a new drama series adapted from a trilogy of sci-fi novels by Margaret Atwood.
The Canadian author will act as a consulting producer. Aronofsky, the executive producer and possible director, is currently meeting with writers for the show.
Atwood's dystopian books – Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam — are set in the not-too-distant future. After a catastrophic event destroys much of Earth's population and drastically alters its landscape, the rest of the planet struggles to survive amid new groups of bioengineered subhumans, hybrid pig-humans, and violent ex-cons. It's a speculative hell-world of corrupt corporations, economic disparity, and sexual enslavement, as seen through the eyes of an extensive cast of heroes and villains.
That should supplement Game of Thrones quite nicely. (Deadline)