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Annihilation Director Alex Garland Developing TV Miniseries At FX

Filmmaker Alex Garland's upcoming second effort Annihilation doesn't hit theaters until later in February, but the creative is already getting stuck in a new project. 

Speaking in an interview with Fandango, Garland teased that he's developing an eight-part television series with FX, the network with whom he inked a deal in 2017 to create thrilling new projects for the small screen. The miniseries will, according to Garland, feel somewhat like his directorial debut, Ex Machina, the Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac-starrer that took the sci-fi world by storm. 

"It's a sort of science fiction, but it's a much more technology-based sci-fi, whereas Annihilation is a more hallucinogenic form of sci-fi and more fantastical form of sci-fi," explained Garland. "This is slightly more in common with projects I've worked on like Ex Machina or Never Let Me Go [directed by Mark Romanek, written by Garland], which are taking something about our world now — not our world in the future, but our world as it is right now — and then drawing sort of inferences and conclusions from it."

Garland implied that the project is in its infancy in terms of actual production, stating that "provided it happens," he and the FX team will hopefully "shoot it later this year." 

He didn't dish up any additional details on the series, like plot specifics or a potential cast, but he did tease that he hopes to helm all eight installments. "It's already written [and] my plan at the moment is to direct the eight episodes, but for practical reasons that might not be possible. That's the way I'm thinking about it at the moment," said Garland. 

FX has been upping its game in terms of offering viewers more prestige TV content, adding to its roster acclaimed series like Atlanta, Better Things, and Legion in recent years. A project from Garland seems like it would fit right in.