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Darren Aronofsky Is Developing a Dystopian Series for HBO

Darren Aronofsky attends the Great American Songbook event honoring Bryan Lourd at Alice Tully Hall on February 10, 2014 in New York City.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Darren Aronofsky attends the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011 dinner held at Grosvenor House on February 13, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

In the wake of Noah, Darren Aronofsky is rolling up his sleeves — and pant-cuffs — for yet another “flood”-based project. Deadline reports that HBO is developing a new drama series called MaddAddam, based on Margaret Atwood’s book trilogy and executive produced and potentially directed by Aronofsky. The trilogy, which includes Oryx and Crake (2003), Year of the Flood (2009) and MaddAddam (2013), is set in a dystopian 21st century run by corporations and rampant with genetic modification, and centers on the events before and after a giant waterless flood kills most of the world’s population. So yeah, we’re pretty excited to see what kind of bonkers stuff Aronofsky will come up with for this one. Bring on the giant rock monsters.

Aronofsky Developing a Dystopian Series for HBO