Ah, the future. Who knows what it holds. Wonders? Horrors? Both? One way to find out would be to have someone time travel back to us and give us the skinny, but who knows what kind of butterfly effect that would cause? Enter the new series from WGN America.
Not sure how Dread-worthy this will turn out to be but Deadline is reporting that Gaumont International Television (“Hannibal”) has teamed with filmmaker Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment for “Radiant Doors.”
The project, from writer Jeremy Doner (“The Killing”), has received a script against a series commitment, meaning that it would go straight to series if the pilot script gets WGN’s approval. Lin is set to direct and executive produce with Doner and Perfect Storm’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.
An adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick which was featured in his Tales of Old Earth collection, “Radiant Doors” is described as a gripping drama series exploring how our society deals with the sudden arrival of a flood of refugees from a dystopian future.
“We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said GIT CEO Katie O’Connell. “The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes.”
Both WGN America and GIT are in the straight-to-series business. WGN’s first original drama, “Salem,” premieres April 20.
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