Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam” Trilogy is Being Adapted for HBO by Darren Aronofsky

5 Jun

Margaret Atwood Dystopic Trilogy

Just when you thought HBO couldn’t give us anymore off the wall programming, they’ve announced that director Darren Aronofsky (AKA The Black Swan guy) will be taking on Margaret Atwood’s dystopic/speculative fiction trilogy MaddAddam.

The trilogy — which is made up of the novels Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam — follows a world in the near future where corporations have overrun the government, all food is genetically engineered and mankind is on the brink of destruction thanks to some pesky medication.

You know, just your average mid-21st century post-apocalyptic story.

Add in some hybrid humanoid monsters thrown in for good measure and a rotating cast of characters doomed to die and you have a series that we are stoked to see brought to life.

As long as they promise not to fuck it up.

Dear HBO, please don’t fuck it up. We don’t want to have to side-eye you for forever.

(via: Deadline)

5 Responses to “Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam” Trilogy is Being Adapted for HBO by Darren Aronofsky”

  1. MiscElaineOusMuSings June 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    This is exciting news ! Daniel Arronofsky + HBO= Emmy winner! I have been enamored of Margaret Atwood ever since The Handmaid’s Tale. Thanks for the good news!

    • Cassie-la June 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

      “The Handmaid’s Tale” is my absolute favorite Atwood novel!

  2. Thomas Flowers June 6, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    correction: this is a dystopian story, not a post-apocalyptic story.

    Good news; Bad news? We’ll see, Aronofsky is an amazing director and HBO tends to generate better rating shows. Its all positive so far!

    • Cassie-la June 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      I would argue that it’s both. After all, Snowman’s story takes place in a world devastated by the so-called waterless flood which destroyed human civilization.

      • Thomas Flowers June 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

        Maybe you’re right. I’ve often found post-apo tend to deal with an even; whereas, distop often deals with systems.

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