Syfy has given the green light to 13 episodes of “Incorporated,” a “futuristic thriller” that comes from executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Slated for premiere at an unspecified date this fall, “Incorporated” was created by David and Alex Pastor.
The show is set in a dystopian future where corporations exercise unrestrained power and deals with its main character Ben Larson (played by Sean Teale), who tries to hide his identity so he can infiltrate a seemingly impenetrable corporate world and save the woman he loves. Teale will costar with Dennis Haysbert, Eddie Ramos, and Julia Ormond. Dave Howe, the president of Syfy and Chiller, picked up the show due to its portrayal of a world that is far away enough yet invites comparisons to modern day corporate greed. “The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world,” he said.
The new show is produced by Damon’s, Affleck’s, and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films along with CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, and follows a bevy of new Syfy shows that the channel has picked up as part of a an ostensible rebranding mission. The news about “Incorporated” comes not long after an announcement that the famed duo — who won the 1997 Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting — will coproduce an upcoming film about the FIFA soccer scandal.