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Ex Machina and Annihilation Director Alex Garland Is Working on a Sci-Fi TV Series


Alex Garland, the director of Ex Machina and the forthcoming Annihilation, is working on a new science fiction TV series with FX. The eight-part series has already been written, and Garland is hoping to direct all eight episodes himself.

“It’s a sort of science fiction,” he told Fandango, “but it’s a much more technology-based sci-fi, whereas Annihilation is a more hallucinogenic form of sci-fi and more fantastical form of sci-fi.”

“This is slightly more in common with projects I’ve worked on like Ex Machina or Never Let Me Go,” he continued, “which are taking something about our world now—not our world in the future, but our world as it is right now—and then drawing sort of inferences and conclusions from it.”

Garland said that he hopes to shoot the series later this year, “if it happens.” He penned an exclusive overall deal with FX back in 2017 to develop, write, and produce TV projects. “We are thrilled that he is bringing his talents as a writer and director to television through FX Productions,” said Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX. “We have enormous respect for his uncompromising creative vision and we look forward to supporting his original and bold ideas.”

Ultimately, we’ll have to see if this project ends up getting made, but I’m glad to see that Garland is sticking to science fiction. It’s a genre he’s had a lot of success with, so I’m curious to see his next big idea.

What do you think, though?

(via Collider, image: A24)

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