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Ex Machina's Alex Garland developing new sci-fi TV series for FX

Alex Garland's ANNIHILATION will hit theaters in just two weeks and has already been garnering some very positive first reactions, with critics calling it "wickedly disturbing" and a "masterpiece," but the writer/director is already hard at work at his next project, a sci-fi TV series along the lines of EX MACHINA and NEVER LET ME GO. Garland signed a deal with FX to create new television projects last year, and his first collaboration with the network is now in motion.

While speaking with Fandango, the ANNIHILATION writer/director spilled a few details about the project:

The next project, provided it happens -- hopefully we're gonna shoot it later this year -- [and it’s] an eight-part television series for FX. 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.

Alex Garland wouldn't offer up any other details on what the story might be, but he did say the series is "already written [and] my plan at the moment is to direct the eight episodes, but for practical reasons that might not be possible." We've got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to quality TV shows, but it'd be hard to turn down anything Alex Garland has a hand in. Colour me intrigued.

The official synopsis for ANNIHILATION:

Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.

ANNIHILATION will hit theaters on February 23rd.

Source: Fandango

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