Hot off the heels of stellar early reaction to his second directorial effort, “Annihilation,” filmmaker Alex Garland has revealed that he’s developing a new eight-part sci-fi TV series for the FX network. Talking with Fandango, he says nothing is set in stone as yet:
“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.”
The comments come as “Annihilation” opens on February 23rd in U.S. cinemas followed by an almost global non-U.S. release on Netflix in mid-March. The story follows a team of scientists that enters a mysterious region called Area X and discovers a surreal world where nature has taken over in strange ways. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez star.