Good news for people who like futuristic scifi-spy thrillers! Syfy the network is going to make Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's TV series Incorporated, and already it sounds like this show has a series message about big business or the Monopoly guy or something.

Syfy announced that they greenlit the pilot for Incorporated via press release, but are still keeping most of the series under wraps. Here's what we know about it:

Set in a future where companies have unlimited power, Incorporated tells the story of executive Ben Larson, forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world, to save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system - with deadly consequences.

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So it's like The Firm but in the future, and with a damsel in distress.

Behind the production is creators David and Alex Pastor (Selfless, The Last Days) who both wrote and will direct said pilot. Affleck and Damon are producing the project from their production company. Also in the press release is a vague reference to what this series is really about, which is apparently taking down the man.

[T]he dystopian future of the show reflects contemporary trends: the growing influence of corporations and private interests in Washington, the slow but steady dismantling of the public sector, and the increase of an amazing amount of wealth by an ever shrinking minority.

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Also producing is Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) who will also serve as series showrunner. Sounds interesting, we remain cautiously optimistic about this one.


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