HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions are going ahead with Trent Reznor on a new project called ‘Year Zero’, the sci-fi epic that Reznor wrote about in his music as well as in a celebrated Alternate Reality Game (ARG).
Reznor says: “We are in [the development phase of] pre-production with HBO and BBC [Worldwide Productions] to do a miniseries. It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment. Our writer is Daniel Knauf from ‘Carnivàle’ and he’s busy with pages right now and revising the overall world Bible. It’s been an interesting collaborative effort but I’ve learned that [television development] moves at a glacial pace.”
‘Year Zero’ resulted from Reznor’s frustration during the Bush years. He will be collaborating with Lawrence Bender, who produced many of Quentin Tarantino’s films, among others.