Syfy has put an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World – from Universal Cable Productions, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor – into development, TVWise has learned.
Considered one of the most influential genre classics of all time, Brave New World looks 632 years into the future and anticipates new developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.
It is not immediately clear if the adaptation will be an hour-long returning series or a long-form project. It is set up as a co-production between Universal Cable Productions and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Morrison and Taylor will pen the script and also serve as executive producers alongside Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Additionally, under this development deal, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions are also developing of Morrison’s graphic novel Happy! The project follows Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated, ex-cop turned hit-man adrift in a twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit goes wrong, Nick finds a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail and a monstrous killer in a Santa suit on the loose. But his world is about to be changed forever by Happy, a tiny (imaginary) blue winged horse with a relentlessly positive attitude.