There's soon going to be a new way to enter Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World."
An adaptation of the classic dystopian novel is headed to USA Network. USA announced Wednesday that it had given the project a straight-to-series order. David Wiener adapted it for TV with Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor, and he'll serve as the showrunner. Owen Harris will direct the first episode.
Written in 1932, Huxley's novel (as you may have learned in a high school English class) takes place is a supposed utopian society. Everyone is comfortable and content because they take copious amounts of a drug called Soma and can have all the sex, money, and material objects they want. When two New London citizens travel to the Savage Lands, however, they bring back a man named John, who challenges the way their society functions.
The series comes from Universal Content Productions and Ambin Television. Weiner, Morrison, and Harris will executive produce the series alongside Amblin's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Meanwhile Taylor is set to executive produce on the first episode.
A number of dystopian novels have done well as film or TV series. Recent successes include the "Hunger Games" and "Maze Runner" movies and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale." The upcoming "Brave New World" series may just have that same dystopian magic.