“Fargo,” “Discovery” Team To Adapt “Zero K”

“Fargo” and “Legion” showrunner Noah Hawley is teaming with Charlie McDowell and Justin Lader (“The One I Love,” “The Discovery”) on a new event series for FX which will be an adaptation of Don DeLilo’s recent novel “Zero K”.

The story follows Jeffrey Lockhart, son of an aging billionaire whose time on Earth is falling short. With his days numbered, the father and his younger wife Artis travel to a secret compound where their bodies will be preserved until a day when future technology will allow them both to extend their lives.

McDowell revealed the news of his and Hawley’s involvement to Coming Soon today whilst out promoting the upcoming premiere of his Robert Redford and Rooney Mara-led “The Discovery” feature on Netflix later this month. He says:

“The next thing for Justin Lader, my writing partner and myself, is a Don DeLilo book, ‘Zero K’. Noah Hawley came to us with it and it’s something we really love. We’re adapting that with Scott Rudin producing for FX. It will be a limited series. It’s an esoteric sci-fi that definitely explores things similar to what we’ve explored before, but in a bigger, more visual way.”

To me, it’s sort a dream come true, because I’m obsessed with his stuff and the stories [Noah Hawley] is telling. He’s also such a brilliant mind. To be able to collaborate with someone like that? We haven’t done that before. We’ve only really collaborated between ourselves. Colloborating with someone we like and respect so much has led to such an incredible collaboration so far.”

No word on when said series might premiere.

Source: Coming Soon