Syfy to develop Matt Damon and Ben Affleck sci-fi thriller Incorporated

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Apr 6, 2015, 8:33 PM EDT (Updated)

Syfy [Syfy is Blastr’s corporate parent - Ed.] is adding yet another original scripted sci-fi/drama series to its roster. Titled Incorporated, the new series is described as a futuristic espionage thriller from the dynamic Oscar-winning duo of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and their production company, Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, Deadline reports. Here’s the gist of the story:

Set in a dystopian future where companies have unlimited power, Incorporated centers on Ben Larson, an executive who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cutthroat corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system – with deadly consequences.

The pilot was written and will be directed by David and Alex Pastor, who also created the concept. It will:

Explore the growing influence of corporations and private interests in Washington, the slow but steady dismantling of the public sector and the increase of an amazing amount of wealth by an ever shrinking minority. With complex characters and a dark sense of humor, the show will take viewers into a world where the ethical boundaries have been completely redrawn.

The new series will have The Good Wife’s Ted Humphrey as showrunner (and executive producer), with Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd also sitting in the executive producer seats. Syfy President Dave Howe said of the upcoming new series:

"Incorporated is an electrifying example of what science fiction does best: holding a mirror to present realities and projecting forward to a recognizable future in which we face the impact and consequences of our actions."

While Matt Damon and Ben Affleck added:

"Incorporated provides us distinct insight into a world dictated by our decisions today. Viewers will delve into the intricacies of our future, one that we are constantly warned of, but as a society have not yet explored."

It’s way too early for casting announcements yet (of course) but let's hope they'll cast a strong lead, as a show like this can be made or break on that count. I'm definitely intrigued about the premise of this new series, and am curious to see how they'll tackle the story. What about you? Are you interested by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Incorporated?

(via Deadline)