Crackle has announced it is developing a sci-fi series reimagining of Joseph Conrad’s novel iconic novel “Heart of Darkness” – retaining the themes of racism, imperialism and colonization but shifting it from the Belgian Congo to a future where Earth is a distant memory.
The original story followed Charles Marlow who heads up the Congo River in 1899 to find ivory trader Kurtz. The story has been adapted to the screen at least twice, most notably as Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now’ which shifted the action to Indochina during the Vietnam War.
The new take is described as an exploration of what it means to be human on a space odyssey where the survival of the human race hangs in the balance. Cameron Litvack (“Quantico,” “Grimm”) serves as writer and showrunner while Branden Morgan and Tony Giglio will executive produce.