It’s official: Syfy is getting into business with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
More than five months after putting the project into development, the network has handed out a pilot order to “futuristic espionage thriller” Incorporated, which is set up at Damon and Affleck’s production company Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
Incorporated is set in a future where companies have unlimited power and tells the story of executive Ben Larson, who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world, to save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system – with deadly consequences.
David and Alex Pastor created the drama and penned the script for hour-long pilot, which they will also direct. The executive producers are Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd and The Good Wife‘s Ted Humphrey – who will also serve as the showrunner. Pearl Street Film’s Margaret Chernin will serve as an associate producer.
“Syfy is working with the best talent in the business to develop the most provocative and smart science fiction programming, and we are delighted to be partnering with Matt, Ben and Jennifer, along with the creative minds of the Pastor brothers and Ted on this pilot,” said Dave Howe, President of Syfy. “Incorporated is an electrifying example of what science fiction does best: holding a mirror to present realities and projecting forward to a recognizable future in which we face the impact and consequences of our actions.”
“Incorporated provides us distinct insight into a world dictated by our decisions today. Viewers will delve into the intricacies of our future, one that we are constantly warned of, but as a society have not yet explored”, added executive producer and Pearl Street Films co-founder Matt Damon. “We believe this is an important and timely story to tell and can think of no one better to guide us into this than David, Alex and Ted.”