David Cronenberg's 'Scanners' Is Being Adapted for an HBO Series

Showrunner William Bridges will executive produce and write the series directed by Yann Demange

BY Allie GregoryPublished Sep 21, 2022

Legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg's 1981 horror/sci-fi classic Scanners is being adapted for a new series at HBO, Variety reports.

The series is "set in the mind-bending world of David Cronenberg's seminal film," and follows "two women living on the fringes of modern society," who are "pursued by relentless agents with unimaginable powers." They will "learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel," as per an official synopsis.

Director of Black Mirror episode "USS Callister" William Bridges is on board as writer, executive producer and showrunner, while Yann Demange is attached to direct via Wayward Films. Cronenberg will executive produce alongside Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Meredith Duff, Sarah Sullivan René and Fanny-Laure Malo, Pierre David, Clark Peterson and Aaron Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Amazon is still due to release a series adaption of Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, starring and executive produced by Rachel Weisz.

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