Director Darren Aronofsky to Adapt Dystopian Book Trilogy to HBO Series

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Director Darren Aronofsky to Adapt Dystopian Book Trilogy to HBO Series
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The acclaimed director known for films like Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, and most recently, Noah, has recently started development with HBO on a new series based on Margaret Atwood's highly-acclaimed futuristic book trilogy.

The project, based on Margaret Atwood's novel trilogyOryx and Crake (2003), Year Of The Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013) is set in the mid-21st century in a world where corporations have taken over for governments and the genetic modification of organisms is perversely ubiquitous. It centers on the events before and after a Waterless Flood that wipes out almost all of the world's population and follows an extensive cast of characters, including those responsible for the apocalypse and those struggling to survive it.

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Atwood will serve as a consulting producer on the new project. Aronofsky and his team are currently meeting with writers.