Following the huge success of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaids Tale” on Hulu, the streamer is now working on a version of her book “MaddAddam”.
“Assassin’s Creed” film writer and “The Little Drummer Girl” showrunner, Michael Lesslie will be the lead writer and the showrunner on the series, along with being an executive producer for the show. Deadline is reporting that he no longer wants to be involved in Peacock’s Battlestar Galactica reboot and will be making this series instead. Margaret Atwood will also be an executive producer on the series.
“MaddAddam” is part of a trilogy of books, which also include “Oryx and Crake” and “The Year of the Flood”. The novel’s official description says:
A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb. Meanwhile, giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers threaten to attack.
Told with wit, dizzying imagination, and dark humour, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood’s unpredictable, chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future.
The new series is going to be produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content with Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Bard Dorros also exec producing with Makemake Entertainment’s Angus Wall and Kent Kubena.
With Paramount’s involvement in the series, it might make a difference to international distribution rights for a Disney+ release as a “Star Original”. MGM makes “The Handsmaid Tale” for Hulu and they are also working together on “The Handmaid’s Tale” sequel “The Testaments”.
Are you excited to see “MaddAddam” on Hulu?
Source – Deadline