In what sounds like a terrifying take on the way that the world is already heading, Syfy’s newly-announced offering will explore a world where corporations have all the power and the public sector has been all but dismantled. Needless to say, this future will be a dark and dystopian one.
But, in good news, the project – titled Incorporated – will have stars and long-time friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on board as executive producers.
Incorporated is created by David and Alex Pastor, who will also write and direct the pilot. In its efforts to hold a mirror to current trends, it will reflect how corporations and other private interests are increasingly influencing and controlling the world, how wealth is increasingly hoarded in vast amounts by small numbers of people, and how ethics, moral and conscience are given new meanings.
The show will focus on Ben Larson: an executive trying to save the love of his life by fighting the whole system. In the process, he will need to change his identity to help him infiltrate this new corporate world. Syfy President Dave Howe said of the project:
Incorporated is an electrifying example of what science fiction does best: holding a mirror to present realities and projecting forward to a recognizable future in which we face the impact and consequences of our actions.
The show will be a co-production between Damon and Affleck’s Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios, and Universal Cable Productions. No indication has yet been given about when it is expected to air. Damon and Affleck commented:
Incorporated provides us distinct insight into a world dictated by our decisions today. Viewers will delve into the intricacies of our future, one that we are constantly warned of, but as a society have not yet explored.
What do you think of this latest take on a dystopian take on the future? Do you enjoy science fiction reflecting trends in current society? Let us know in the comments below or by the usual social media routes.Source: Deadline Hollywood
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