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AMC developing show based on Ted Chiang short story 'Liking What You See'

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Jul 31, 2017

Ted Chiang is the author of "Story of Your Life," which was adapted as the fabulous 2016 film Arrival. Now another one of Chiang's stories may be getting the small-screen treatment.

According to Deadline, AMC has announced a script based on the short story "Liking What You See: A Documentary" is under development — the one of many steps in committing to a television series.

"Liking What You See: A Documentary" is told as a series of interviews about a reversible procedure called calliagnosia, which strips away a person's ability to see beauty. The town of Saybrook is populated by residents who have all undergone this procedure ... but one 18-year-old girl, Tamera, has just reversed it.

I'm not just excited about the kind of stories that executive producer Eric Heisserer (who wrote Arrival) can come up with; I'm also curious to see how he'll treat the viewers. I would love to see average-looking people on screen until someone reverses the calliagnosia procedure. Then perhaps we'll see people who are both physically attractive and physically unattractive?

"Liking What You See" is only one of eight new scripted projects AMC has under development. Awesomely, six of them are sci-fi or horror.

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