Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Television will be adapting Aldous Huxley's classic sci-fi novel Brave New World as a TV series. They are bringing in the Emmy award winning team who worked on SyFy Channel’s Taken to develop it.
Brave New World was first published in 1932, and it has been ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library.
The story is set in “a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in 'hatcheries.' Those who won’t conform are forced onto 'reservations,' until one of the 'savages' challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.”
As you can see from the description, this story has inspired a ton of other sci-fi stories that we’ve read and seen throughout the years.
The book adapted into script form by Les Bohem, who also wrote Taken, which was a series that I really loved. The show is set up at the SyFy Channel and president Dave Howe had this to say about the project in a statement:
"Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, Brave New World is precisely the groundbreaking programming that is becoming the hallmark of Syfy."
Hopefully the series ends up giving the story the adaptation it deserves.