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Darren Aronofsky to Develop HBO Series Based on Margaret Atwood Fiction Trilogy

Darren Aronofsky
Director Darren Aronofsky attends the premiere of "Noah" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on in New York City on March 26, 2014. Evan Agostini—Invision/AP

The filmmaker will produce and possibly direct MaddAddam

Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky has signed on with HBO to adapt, produce and possibly direct a series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian trilogy MaddAddam, Deadline reports. Atwood will serve as consulting producer.

The trilogy, Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood and MaddAddam, take place in a mid-21st century world run by corporations preoccupied with genetically modified organisms. The action surrounds the Waterless Flood that wipes out nearly all the world’s population.

Aronofsky’s last project, Noah—which involved a flood with quite a bit of water—grossed $345 million at the worldwide box office. His production company Protozoa Pictures signed a three-year deal with the premium cable channel in January, and MaddAddam will be the first project under that deal.

[Deadline]

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