Darren Aronofsky Adapting Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam As HBO Series

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Margaret Atwood is probably known most for her dystopian novel The Handmaiden's Tale, but if this new project becomes a reality, it may just trump that. Deadline reports HBO is now developing a series adaptation of Atwood's newer novel trilogy, Oryx and Crake, Year Of The Flood and MaddAddam, with Darren Aronofsky producing and possibly directing.

The MaddAddam trilogy is set in a dystopian world where "corporations have taken over for governments and the genetic modification of organisms is perversely ubiquitous." A Waterless Flood has wiped out most of the world's population, and a guy named Snowman, who used to be called Jimmy by other humans, fears he may be the last of the species and makes his way across the wasteland. Other characters in the story include both the people responsible for the Flood and those who are trying to survive it.

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