Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina) is making a shift from the big screen to the small screen. He is currently developing a Silicon Valley drama called Devs at FX. Here are the details that have been revealed so far:
Devs revolves around a young computer engineer, Lily, who investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.
This doesn't really sound like anything different ground-breaking or new, but the fact that Garland is writing, directing, and producing the pilot is exciting. I can't help but think there's more to the story. Garland has made two great films that prove he is a solid filmmaker, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he brings to this series.
FX original programming president Eric Schrier had this to say in a statement:
"Devs is a captivating series from Alex Garland, building on his track record of groundbreaking work that challenges our notion of humanity amid the seemingly boundless promise of technology. We’re all the more thrilled that Alex will direct and executive produce with our partners at DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions."
I'll be looking forward to seeing what comes of this new series. What are your thoughts about Garland taking it on?