Magazine article Screen International

Anonymous Content, Paramount Take Margaret Atwood 'Maddaddam' Trilogy

Magazine article Screen International

Anonymous Content, Paramount Take Margaret Atwood 'Maddaddam' Trilogy

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Canadian author ’very happy with the vision’ for upcoming adaptation after The Handmaid’s Tale, Alias Grace.

Anonymous Content and Paramount Television have acquired rights to develop a TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddamnoveltrilogy about a global pandemic thatwipes out most of humankind.

The three novels - Oryx And Crake, The Year Of The Flood and Maddaddam - become the latest works by the Canadian author set to be adapted as a small-screen series, after Hulu’s Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale and Netflix’s Alias Grace.

Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Bard Dorros will serve as executive producers along with Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment’s Angus Wall, Linda Carlson and Kent Kubena.

It will be made under the first-look deal covering scripted and unscripted content that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content recently signed with Rock Paper Scissors.

The trilogy centres on a small group of survivors of the pandemic who are left to start a new race to inherit the world. …

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