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Ridley Scott and Michael Moore Are Developing Presumably Unrelated Sci-Fi and Political Shows for TNT

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TNT’s making TV about unimaginable, unbelievable, inhuman horrors, and also some sci-fi from Ridley Scott. The network announced today that it has green-lit Michael Moore Live From the Apocalypse, a new TV series from the prolific documentarian, which will “pull back the curtain on everything from Washington politics to Wall Street shenanigans” and premiere late this fall. Moore’s also planning a documentary about Trump called Fahrenheit 11/9 and a Broadway show that will start in July.

For those interested in sci-fi, TNT has also enlisted Ridley Scott and his production company Scott Free Productions to build a “night of original science-fiction programming” that will include both hour-long and short-form series. The channel hasn’t shared any details on the specifics of the night’s scheduling, but you can look forward to a whole smorgasbord of options, as Scott has previously produced TV that ranges from The Man in the High Castle to The Good Wife — which, we know, isn’t sci-fi, but there’s there really is something unearthly about Diane Lockhart’s statement jewelry.

Ridley Scott and Michael Moore Developing TV Shows for TNT