Syfy and Steve Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment are reuniting to develop a television series based on Aldous Huxley's classic novel "Brave New World." The two previously partnered for the 2003 miniseries "Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken."
Published in 1932, the novel is set in a future without poverty, war or disease, where humans are given mind-altering drugs, and free sex and rampant consumerism are the orders of the day. Natural reproduction is a thing of the past, with children now genetically engineered in "hatcheries." Anyone who won't conform is forced onto a reservation, until one of the "savages" challenges the system, threatening the global social order.
"'Brave New World' is one of the most influential genre classics of all time," Dave Howe, president of Syfy and Chiller, said in a statement. "Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever."
Les Bohem ("Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken") will write the adaptation and executive produce alongside Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television. The project will be produced through Universal Cable Productions.