Syfy developing ‘Brave New World’ as series

Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" is in development at Syfy as a series.
Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is in development at Syfy as a series.

“Brave New World,” the classic science fiction novel by Aldous Huxley, is going into development at Syfy as a potential series.

Amblin Television, the TV arm of Steven Spielberg’s production company, is producing the series with Universal Cable Productions serving as the studio. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will serve as executive producers of the series for Amblin.

Syfy is still attempting to find the next big series to recapture its glory days when it aired the rebooted version of “Battlestar Galactica.” To that end, it’s reteaming with Spielberg’s company and screenwriter Les Bohem, who together brought the channel the hit miniseries “Taken” in 2002.

Huxley’s novel, published in 1932, is set in a future world where there is no more poverty, war or disease. But society has become incredibly stifling as a result, removing the potential of freedom of choice for people. Anyone who doesn’t want to play by society’s rules is forced to live on a reservation. Of course, one man dares to buck the system.


“Brave New World” is the latest attempt by Syfy to mine the genre’s classics for material. The channel is also planning to air a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s influential novel, “Childhood’s End.”

The novel has been adapted for the screen twice before with a feature film in 1980 and again in 1998.

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