Matt Damon's Futuristic Drama Nabs Pilot Order
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has handed out a pilot order to the duo's drama Incorporated, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The futuristic espionage thriller is set in a future where companies have unlimited power and tells the story of executive Ben Larson, who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world to save the woman he loves. In the process, he'll take on the entire system — with deadly consequences.
Affleck and Damon will executive produce via their Pearl Street Films banner.
Brothers David and Alex Pastor will pen the pilot and direct the CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions entry. Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as show runner and executive producer, via his overall deal with CBSTVS. Damon, Affleck and Pearl Street president Jennifer Todd are also attached to executive produce. Pearl Street creative executive Margaret Chernin is on board as associate producer. The drama is described as having elements of suspense, action, a dark sense of humor and taking viewers into a world where ethical boundaries have been completely redrawn.
"Incorporated provides us distinct insight into a world dictated by our decisions today," Damon and Affleck said in a joint statement of the drama that reflects contemporary trends including the dismantling of the public sector. "Viewers will delve into the intricacies of our future, one that we are constantly warned of, but as a society have not yet explored. We believe this is an important and timely story to tell and can think of no one better to guide us into this than David, Alex and Ted."