Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden has lined up his next TV role with Amazon’s The Book of Strange New Things. The sci-fi drama is based on Michel Faber’s popular novel of the same name, and like most shows which hit the online streaming service, it’s thought that a pilot will be shot and rated by viewers before it’s picked up for a full series.
According to Deadline, the show revolves around Peter (Madden), a priest who is sent into space to help found a new colony, but what he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test but all of life as we know it. It’s an interesting premise, and having a religious edge like this promises to lend The Book of Strange New Things a different feel to most other stories in the genre.
In addition to Madden, the adaptation also has an impressive team working on it behind the scenes, as Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) is writing the pilot, which will be directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland). Meanwhile, Andy Harries (Strike Back) and Lila Rawlings (Left Bank Productions) are producing.
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