Syfy is digging into classic science fiction for its next series. Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is developing a series based on Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” for the cable network, TheWrap has learned.
Les Bohem will adapt the seminal novel first published in 1932, set in a futuristic, seemingly perfect society. Things begin to crumble when an outsider, residing on a “reservation,” rebels against the system.
Amblin TV co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce alongside Bohem on the Universal Cable Productions project.
“Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time,” Syfy president Dave How said in a statement. “Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, Brave New World is precisely the groundbreaking programming that is becoming the hallmark of Syfy.”
Syfy most recently greenlit an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” to series, and ordered a second season of “12 Monkeys,” based on the 1995 film of the same name.
Amblin TV’s roster includes “Falling Skies,” “Under the Dome” and “The Whispers.”