In development since last Fall, “Incorporated” has now been given the greenlight on a pilot order from the cable network Syfy. This futuristic spy thriller marks Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s first-ever scripted cable project. (THR reports.)
“Incorporated” follows executive Ben Larson, who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a dystopian future world of all-powerful corporations to save the woman he loves—and take down the corrupt system.
Affleck and Damon will executive produce under their Pearl Street Films banner. David and Alex Pastor will write and produce the pilot, with “The Good Wife”‘s Ted Humphrey serving as showrunner and executive producer. Also attached to produce is Jennifer Todd, president of Pearl Street, which is also producing Ben Affleck’s directorial adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel “Live By Night,” slated for a Fall 2016 release from Warner Bros.
Longtime pals Affleck and Damon shared a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” before founding Pearl Street in 2012. Their reality filmmaking competition series “Project Greenlight,” which dates back to 2001, returns to HBO this year for a fourth season. Affleck is also directing the Fox pilot “The Middle Man,” another Boston crime drama a la “Live by Night” and Affleck’s “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town.”
Owned by NBCUniversal, Syfy’s recent foray into originally programming has so far included “12 Monkeys,” “Dominion,” “Olympus and “Z Nation,” among others including returning series “Defiance,” “Haven” and “Helix.”