Alex Garland loudly voiced his disappointment over Paramount apparently losing faith in his latest feature, Annihilation, and selling it to Netflix rather than giving it a worldwide theatrical release. For his next project however, the Ex Machina director is happily embracing the small screen.
Talking to Collider, Garland (pictured) has revealed the title and some plot details for a sci-fi series which he is currently developing for FX.
“[It’s titled] Devs, as in Developers,” Garland told the site. “It’s about a particular aspect of technology at the moment which is to do with very, very big data and very powerful processing power, and what can happen when you put the two things together. It’s set in San Francisco… a sort of tech story.”
Garland also revealed that the series will tell a self-contained story over the course of eight episodes, all of which have already been written. He hopes to begin shooting the series this summer.
“If [FX] want to carry it on, I guess they could… it’s a self-contained story though. There’s ways you could carry it on. Hopefully shooting in about six months. I’ve started talking about casting, locations, practical stuff like that.”
Garland says that he hopes to direct all eight episodes of Devs. Look out for more on this in the coming months.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)