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Rupert Wyatt Is Making A Scifi Series About The IRA?

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A long time ago, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt announced he was working on an intense HBO series called Echo Chamber centered around a British agent who goes undercover in the IRA. But now that series is going to be scifi. Wait, what?

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Apparently, everything about Echo Chamber has changed. It's no longer going to HBO, and according to Collider, the original plan for this to be a three-part miniseries has also changed. It will now be a 10-part series.

Also, in this interview with Collider, Wyatt expanded on the previously unknown scifi bent:

It's based on a true story of a British solider who goes undercover into the IRA, but we transferred it to a more science fiction context, so it follows the same trajectory of the character but it's a different setting though.

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We're not sure where this series will end up, but color us interested.

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As a British person, I'm always wary when the IRA feature in US films & TV shows. However, since 9/11, US depictions of terrorism have generally been a little less - shall we say - positive.