About a year and a half ago, professional friends (and actors) Matt Damon and Ben Affleck pitched a little show about some big, evil corporations to Syfy, then dutifully waited about half a year for a pilot order from the network. And now, thanks to their patience (which is probably owed to their involvement in a few other projects), Damon and Affleck are the proud owners of a series order for their futuristic thriller, Incorporated. The collabros will produce the show, which was created by David and Alex Pastor (Self/less), with The Good Wife’s Ted Humphrey serving as executive producer and showrunner.
The 13-episode series will be set in a future where corporations aren’t beholden to vicious government regulation (or stockholders, we presume). Reign’s Sean Teale stars as a young executive who must “infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves,” which can only be achieved by concealing his true identity. Dennis Haysbert will co-star with Teale, in a role that we hope is more power-hungry CEO than abiding insurance ombudsman. Julia Ormond and Teen Wolf’s Eddie Ramos round out the rest of the known cast.
Syfy announced it was green-lighting the series via press release on Wednesday, in which network president Dave Howe declared the drama ”exactly that type of smart, provocative series, delivering a fresh, edge of your seat thriller that challenges notions of the world we live in today.” It’s entirely possible he was watching Mr. Robot when he made that statement, but this new show sounds good, too.