The LA Times is reporting that Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor is moving forward with HBO and BBC Worldwide on his sci-fi mini-series called Year Zero. The show follows the same concept as the Nine Inch Nails album and alternate reality game of the same name.
Reznor revealed the following earlier in the week:
“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.
BBC [Worldwide Productions] was the first to show interest and came on as the studio. 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.”
This has been a project in the making since the album’s release in 2007. It’s great to see that something is finally materializing despite all the delays. We will keep you informed when more is announced.