It’s been a long time coming, but Year Zero will finally be hitting your flat screen. I remember Trent talking about this around the time the concept album was released. The Writer’s Guild strike put a hold on the development of the series but plans are underway to bring the miniseries to TV.
“We are in pre-production with HBO and BBC America to do a miniseries,” Reznor said Monday. “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.”
El Rez will be working with Lawrence Bender, who also produced with Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, and Kevin Kelly Brown who worked on the tv series Roswell.
“BBC America was the first to show interest and came on as the studio,” Reznor explained. “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.”
I’m sure they’ll all succeed at depressing the hell out of everyone when it finally premieres.
I am excited about this, Year Zero is one of my favorite Nine Inch Nails albums and I think HBO is the perfect network for it. I didn’t really get into everything surrounding it, like that online RPG game, but I thought the artwork was amazing. Even though Trent has become Sir Douche lately, I know this will be awesome!