Talk about a dream team! Today, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions announced that Grant Morrison would team up with Jonah Hex film writer Brian Taylor to bring Aldous Huxley’s science fiction novel, Brave New World, to the small screen. Both Morrison and Taylor were named as executive producers on the show alongside Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
In case you haven’t been to high school yet, Brave New World is about a distant future where society is controlled by a steady supply of technology and drugs that keep the population docile and numb. The novel envisions a path to dystopia parallel to the one captured by George Orwell’s 1984. Neil Postman compared the two books to one another in the forward of the book Amusing Ourselves to Death. Cartoonist Stuart McMillen later captured that forward in a viral webcomic he has since disowned, though you can easily find the piece if you know how to Google…
Morrison and Taylor join writer and executive producer Les Bohem on the SyFy version of Brave New World. Back in 2003, Bohem wrote Taken, a mini-series on SyFy that garnered an Emmy for the network.
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