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Adaptation Watch: Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam” Trilogy Being Adapted by Darren Aronofsky for HBO

Deadline is reporting that Margaret Atwood’s recent Dystopian trilogy — consisting of Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009) and MaddAddam (2013) — is being adapted as a series called MaddAddam for HBO. Darren Aronofsky is attached as executive producer and will possibly direct the series. Aronofsky is apparently a big fan of Margaret Atwood and her series, saying about it that he “realized how amazing it was, how significant a piece in the sci-fi canon it was”.

The story in the books takes place before and after a massive, catastrophic plague kills most of the world’s population in a mid-21st century where genetic modification is common and corporations have replaced governments.

It’s too soon to know any details about the adaptation…but it has to be a good sign that the guy running things is a huge fan of the source material.


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