A science-fiction project with some A-list players on board has received an order for a 13-episode first season. Syfy announced today that it placed the order for “Incorporated,” from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films along with with CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
The series is expected to debut on the channel in fall of this year.
“Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, ‘Incorporated’ centers around Ben Larson (Sean Teale, ‘Reign’), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences,” Syfy says in its announcement.
Along with Teale, the series stars Eddie Ramos (“Teen Wolf”), Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert (“24”), and Emmy Award winner Julia Ormond (“Mad Men”).
The project is created by David & Alex Pastor (“Selfless,” “The Last Days”), who wrote and directed the pilot. Ted Humphrey (“The Good Wife”) will be executive producer/showrunner, with Damon, Affleck and Todd also executive producing. Pearl Street Films’ Margaret Chernin will serve as co-producer.
Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller, said in the announcement: “The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world. ‘Incorporated’ is exactly that type of smart, provocative series, delivering a fresh, edge of your seat thriller that challenges notions of the world we live in today. We look forward to working with the stellar teams at Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions to bring it to life for Syfy viewers this year.”