Not too long ago, Alex Garland teased us with the notion that he's developing a TV series over at the FX Network. At the time, there were zero details, but now the Ex Machina and Annihilation auteur is spilling a little bit about the "contained" (read: single season) story.
In an interview with Collider, Garland states that the show is called Devs, and revolves around a groups of software developers in San Francisco:
“It’s about a particular aspect of technology at the moment which is to do with very, very big data and very powerful processing power, and what can happen when you put those two things together. It’s set in San Francisco, a sort of tech story.”
To be fair, all of Garland's movies seem to be "tech stories" on one level or another, but it's nice to see him trickling this sort of info out, little by little. Keeps a haze of mystery present over the entire endeavor. The sci-fi maverick also says the show it set to start shooting in six months, so we should probably expect some casting announcements rather soon.
This weekend, Garland's got Annihilation opening, and the early buzz is rather stellar (with some comparing the movie to 2001, of all fucking things). I get to see it tomorrow (and can't wait), and the rest of you get to indulge in the weirdness on Friday, February 23rd.