HBO will give another go-round to a series it last aired in the early 2000s. Variety reports that the pay-cable channel is bringing back Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s “Project Greenlight.”
The series, which focuses on the challenges facing a first-time director, had two cycles on HBO, in 2001 and 2003. It also aired a third cycle on Bravo, in 2005.
“Damon and Affleck will be back to exec produce, the same role they held during the show’s first run. The show follows the search for a first-time director, beginning with a digital competition, and follows the winner from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production,” the story reports.
In a statement, Affleck said: “’Project Greenlight’ was ahead of its time. Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back. A whole new generation of filmmakers has grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away. It is really great having ‘Project Greenlight’ back at HBO.”