One of the most celebrated dystopian novels ever written is finally coming to the small screen.
After several years of development on the SyFy network, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World just got a ten episode straight-to-series order from its sister network, USA.
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Published in 1932, the novel takes place in a utopian society that has achieved peace thanks to genetic engineering and behavioral conditioning while giving each citizen government sanctioned drugs and encouraging promiscuity to keep people happy. One man who feels disconnected with his place in this society brings in an outsider. A clash of cultures ensues, forcing everyone to rethink who they really are.
This is one of the many adaptations of Brave New World over the years. Previous adaptations included a theatrical production, three radio broadcasts and two made for television movies. A film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Leonardo DiCaprio was planned, but was put on hold indefinitely.
There is no word yet on who will star or when the series will premiere.
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