A new HBO television series based on the film is being described as a “visceral thriller set in the mind-bending world of Cronenberg’s film.” scanners.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the director Yann Demangewho previously directed the pilot episode of Lovecraft Country, will be in charge of directing the first episode of this new series based on the work of David Cronenberg.
The script of the project will be in charge of William Bridges, who will also be the producer who will officiate as the showrunner. He is, that is, the one in charge of commanding the story and the team of writers of the project.
In the past, Bridges won an Emmy Award for writing the USS Callister episode of the series. BlackMirror, so it is to be expected that the story will not be left to its own devices. Something that is quite relevant considering the expectations that will be generated by entering the field of a cult film.
For now no further details are known, but it is likely that they will maintain the basic idea of Scanners, which presented a world in which a group of people develop psychic abilities, such as telepathy and telekinesis, also having the dangerous ability to do explode heads.
The series will be a co-production between HBO, Media Res Studio and Wayward Films. Among its executive producers will be Cronenberg himself, although that does not imply that he will be directly linked to the production.