‘Gattaca’ TV Series Headed To Showtime From ‘Homeland’ Creators

Taught in civics classes and film schools everywhere, Andrew Niccol’s 1997 film Gattaca is one of the best pieces of sci-fi ever made. Set in a future society ruled by eugenics, where the elite, pure breeds are separated by social class to those with genetic defects, the film starred Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, and Uma Thurman. It’s a true classic, with a rich universe just dying to be explored. Unfortunately, it never got a sequel. However, Gattaca is about to be reborn on the small screen.

Variety reports that Showtime has a Gattaca series in the works from Homeland duo of showrunner and exec-producer Alex Gansa, and exec-producer Howard Gordon. They created the show along with Craig Borten.

It’s unclear what the show will entail, exactly. Will it be a straight remake of Niccol’s film? Or will it tell other stories set in the same universe? Both prospects are intriguing, and could bring some new insights that make Gattaca relevant to contemporary times.


Alex Gansa is attached to serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Gansa’s partner Howard Gordon also executive producing. They co-created the show with Craig Borten

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