Fans of Margaret Atwood’s novel “MaddAddam” were more than psyched when it was announced that an adaptation was coming to HBO (with Darren Aronofsky at that!). Unfortunately, they must have their hopes dashed once more. News broke last week that her critically acclaimed novel has been cancelled at HBO.
An HBO rep confirmed to Vulture recently that they would not be developing the series based on Atwood’s trilogy of books, Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam.
But don’t give up hope yet! Despite losing its home at HBO, Aronofsky isn’t giving up on his project just yet. At a New York Film Festival event last week, Aronofsky told Vulture the series “is all written. We are working hard on it, and trying to figure it out.” He said, “We are still in play.”
He also added,
“We just went with the best writer. Her work is amazing. It was interesting to see how her brain worked and processed to bring it all into a cohesive universe. Figuring out how to focus it into a ten-episode series was really challenging. It is such a massive, amazing piece, and we are just trying to find the right home.”