The most famous book by author and philosopher Aldous Huxley is headed to television as a series after USA Network announced a straight-to-series order for “Brave New World.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the NBCUniversal-owned cable network placed a 10-episode order for the adaptation.
The project has been trying to find its way to television for years.
“First put in development back in 2015 — under former Syfy president Dave Howe — the new take has David Wiener (‘Homecoming’) as writer and showrunner,” THR notes. “Wiener joined the project last year and a mini writers room was opened in August. The series will shoot in the U.K. A premiere date has not yet been determined.”
THR adds: “First published in 1932, ‘Brave New World’ ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by Modern Library. The series imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.”