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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.