We all know the success that Margaret Atwood has been raking in with her hit novel-turned-series The Handmaid’s Tale as well as Alias Grace. The dark dystopian work has us often asking ourselves “what if…?” Its chilling story makes for good TV, as the series did win five Emmy’s. So you better expect your to-be-watched list to get a lot more trippy.
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Paramount has decided to pick up the adaptation of Atwood’s three-part series the MaddAddam Trilogy. The three dystopian books (Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam) follow characters caught in a post-biological disaster. Some become criminals while others completely change through the barbaric games and corporate control that take place in the destructive world. So basically, once again, humans screw it all up. How depressing, yet appropriate. I suppose everyone is feeling the whole dystopian idea lately.
All the stories tie back together in the last book, so I’m sure the show will have many of points of view. They were originally in the hands of HBO, but now Paramount has a hold on them. According to AV Club, the Canadian author is pretty thrilled about the upcoming TV series. “I am very happy with the vision described to me by Angus, Kent, David, Bard and Amy, as well as the stunning visual presentation they put together. I very much look forward to working with them.”
It sounds really awesome and it may gain as many viewers as The Handmaid’s Tale. But I hope I’m not the only who thinks this dystopian popularity is a tad bit foreboding.
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