Syfy announced today 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. Here's what Syfy president Dave Howe had to say in a statement.
"The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world. 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."
Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, Incorporated centers around 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 TV 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 Pastor & Àlex Pastor (Self/less, The Last Days), who wrote and directed the pilot. Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as executive producer/showrunner, with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd also executive producing. Pearl Street Films' Margaret Chernin will serve as co-producer.
Incorporated joins a powerhouse Syfy original lineup in 2016 that includes the critically-acclaimed first seasons of The Expanse and The Magicians; the April 11 premiere of Hunters, from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd the second season of the thriller series 12 Monkeys, set to premiere April 18; and 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. What do you think about the new series Incorporated?