George Orwell’s 1984 Being Developed As A TV Series
As we witness the world that we live in transform into the dystopian future of George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984, a new TV series adaptation of the story is currently in development. It’s said that the series will be based on a 2013 play that was based on the novel.
The play was created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan and they are both involved with the development of the project, which is being planned as a five-part limited series. I’m not familiar with the play, but it’s said to be a “shocking reimagining of Orwell’s vision of denialism, propaganda, endless war, and mass surveillance. Protagonist Winston Smith was depicted in brutal, blood-spattering torture scenes as he grappled with Big Brother’s oppression, and there were reports of audience members fainting and vomiting.”
The series is described as being a “bold new version of Orwell’s story in a world that has developed a dangerous addiction to disinformation.”
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