Trent Reznor’s post-industrial album Year Zero was a themed future fiction with Orwellian overtones. A twisted world of government-mandated Christianity and space/time tears – an angry reaction to Dubya Bush’s ham-fisted rule. Now Reznor is putting that vision into visuals, working with HBO to produce a science-fiction series based on the album.
“It’s exciting,” said Reznor on Monday. “I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.”
Daniel Knauf, celebrated writer of ill-fated series Carnivàle, is currently working on the foundations of the show. Lawrence Bender who you may know as the producer of Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and An Inconvenient Truth (among many others) is also on board.
Exciting stuff! We’ll keep you posted.