Alex Garland teases FX TV series, calling it tech-based sci-fi
Screenwriter-turned-director Alex Garland is a hot ticket these days. Fresh off of the success of his Academy Award-winning directorial debut, Ex Machina, his follow-up feature, Annihilation, arrives in just a few weeks, and he’s not slowing down. Last summer, the director inked an exclusive development deal with FX Productions, and he’s hoping to start filming his first series for them later this year.
“The next project, provided it happens… is an eight-part television series for FX,” Garland told Fandango. “It’s a sort of science fiction, 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, 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 reveals that the eight episodes are already written for the series and that he hopes to direct all eight of them for the cable channel but admits, “For practical reasons that might not be possible.”
A title, cast, plot details, and collaborators for the series are currently not known, but check back here for more details on the series as we learn them!