Fresh off the box office success of his biblical adaptation "Noah", director Darren Aronofsky is now turning his attention the small screen with a new post-apocalyptic series of HBO. 

Titled "MaddAddam," the drama will be adapted from author Margaret Atwood's imaginative trilogy of books ('Oryx and Crake", "The Year of the Flood", "MaddAddam") concerning a not-too-distant world destroyed by natural forces and made up of not only human survivors, but also hybrid creatures and genetically-altered humanoids. With "Game of Thrones" dominating the fantasy genre on television, it's clear that HBO is hoping it can also take the lead in the more crowded world of science fiction. Recruiting Aronofsky to not only adapt the series, but also potentially direct, is a winning move. The 45-year-old is one of the best when it comes to beautifully crafting cinematic tragedy (see: "Black Swan, "Requiem for a Dream," "The Fountain.").

"The last book in the trilogy came out a year ago. Once it came out, we realized how amazing it was, how significant a piece in the sci-fi canon it was," Aronofsky told Vulture. "The chance to work with Margaret Atwood — I love her. It's just a huge thrill ... She's one of my favorite writers."

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Development on "MaddAddam" is still in the very early stages, so don't expect this one to hit screens for quite some time. 

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Director Darren Aronofsky developing post-apocalyptic drama for HBO
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