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Syfy Orders Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s INCORPORATED to Pilot

By on April 6, 2015

Pictured: Ben Affleck (L) and Matt Damon (R) | Photo by Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis

Syfy has given an official green light to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Incorporated pilot.

The uturistic espionage thriller from the duo’s Pearl Street Productions is set in a future where companies have unlimited power. The story focuses on Ben Larson, an executive who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world and to save the woman he loves.

In the process, he will take on the entire system – with deadly consequences.

Incorporated is created by David and Alex Pastor (SelflessThe Last Days), who wrote and will direct the pilot. According to Syfy, the dystopian future of the show reflects contemporary trends: 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.

The series will set out to explore these issues via suspense, action, complex characters and a dark sense of humor, plunging viewers into a future world where the ethical boundaries that we know have been completely redrawn.

Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as executive producer/showrunner, with Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd also executive producing.  Pearl Street Film’s Margaret Chernin will serve as associate producer.

“Syfy is working with the best talent in the business to develop the most provocative and smart science fiction programming, and we are delighted to be partnering with Matt, Ben and Jennifer, along with the creative minds of the Pastor brothers and Ted on this pilot,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy. 

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.”

Said Damon and Affleck: “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. 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.”

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