Los Angeles, Aug 28 (PTI) HBO is developing a sci-fi series based on American author Michael Crichton’s 1987 novel “Sphere”, with “Westworld” executive producer Denise The on board as showrunner and writer.
According to Deadline, Denise will also serve as producer on the series.
“Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Film and Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey’s Team Downey, are producing the series in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Nolan, Joy and Athena Wickham are attached as executive producers, alongside Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell.
''Sphere' plunges the audience one thousand feet into the ocean, where a group of scientists confronts the surreal, beautiful, and deadly mysteries of the universe, only to find the people closest to us may prove to be the most alien,' the plotline reads.
“Sphere” has been previously adapted into a film in 1998. The movie, directed by Barry Levinson, featured Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L Jackson. PTI SHD SHD