“Incorporated,” a futuristic thriller with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attached as producers, has been greenlit to series by Syfy.
Here’s the press release from Syfy:
Syfy announced Feb. 3 it has greenlit to series “Incorporated,” a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The 13-episode first season of the new drama series is expected to premiere on Syfy in Fall 2016.
Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, “Incorporated” centers on 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.
In addition to Teale, the series will star Eddie Ramos (“Teen Wolf”), Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert (“24”), and Emmy Award winner Julia Ormond (“Mad Men”).
“Incorporated” is created by David & Alex Pastor (“Selfless,” “The Last Days”), who wrote and directed the pilot. Ted Humphrey (“The Good Wife”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd also are executive producing. Pearl Street Films’ Margaret Chernin will serve as co-producer.
“The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world,” said Dave Howe, Syfy & Chiller president. “‘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.”
“Incorporated” joins a powerhouse Syfy original lineup in 2016 that includes the critically-acclaimed first seasons of “The Expanse” and “The Magicians.” “Hunters,” from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, premieres April 11. The second season of the thriller series “12 Monkeys” is set to premiere April 18. Watch for the Halloween anthology series “Channel Zero: Candle Cove.”
Additional high profile scripted projects in development at Syfy include Aldous Huxley’s classic novel “Brave New World” from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and “Hyperion,” with executive producer Bradley Cooper.