Wednesday, January 15, 2020

HBO Max Orders Episodic Anthology 'The Uninhabitable Earth' Created by Adam McKay

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, HBO Max gave a series order to the original episodic anthology series The Uninhabitable Earth created by Academy Award and Emmy winner Adam McKay (The Big Short, Succession).

Inspired by the novel by David Wallace-Wells as well as the New York Magazine article of the same name, the anthology series will feature fictional stories that cover a range of genres and a future that could result from the rapid warming of our planet.

McKay is set to write and direct the first episode. He will also executive produce with Kevin Messick, Paul Lee, Mark Roybal, David Kaplan and Andrea Roa. Wallace-Wells will serve as a consulting producer. Hyperobject Industries and wiip will produce.

"Adam is one of the rare artists who can deliver a pointed, impactful message in a piece of great entertainment," said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer of HBO Max, and President of TBS, TNT and TruTV. "I can't wait to see what he does with this material, as there is no timelier and more relevant message than a wake-up call on climate change and the growing impact on our lives."

"I've been chomping at the bit to get this show going," added McKay. "I'm very happy that HBO Max stepped up and made the commitment. There's obviously no subject as vast and daunting."