Darren Aronofsky to Bring Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy to HBO


Following the success of his Biblical epic, Noah, earlier this year, Darren Aronofsky is looking to bring his next project to the small screen. Deadline reports that the Requiem for a Dream helmer has plans to executive produce an HBO miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam” trilogy and is potentially planning to direct as well.

Published in 2003, the “speculative fiction” trilogy began with “Oryx and Crake.” It was followed by “The Year of the Flood” in 2009 and “MaddAddam” in 2013. “Oryx and Cake” is officially described as follows:

The narrator of Atwood’s riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes – into his own past, and back to Crake’s high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

Aronofsky will produce through his Protozoa Pictures alongside Brandi-Ann Milbradt and Ari Handel. Atwood herself is attached to serve as consulting producer.