Thursday April 1, 2010

Year Zero TV Series Green-lit

**update** Every year on April 1st we do something stupid. This year is no different. April Fool's, and all that. ;)

Credit goes entirely to Malechite @ NINwiki, who wrote the copy, made the graphic, and built the form.

Hotline ImageA Year Zero TV mini-series has been green-lit after Trent Reznor finalized a deal with HBO earlier this week. The mini-series will air in summer 2011 and have 12 one-hour episodes.

It is being produced by Lawrence Bender along with Reznor, although the series will not feature any episodes written by Reznor, nor will he star in the show. "You might see me in a cameo role at some point, but I won’t promise anything" said Reznor. "My goal in this project is to direct the experience, to oversee the creation of Year Zero, this post-apocalyptic world run by a corrupted government. I have to make sure it ties in to the story we have so far, and make sure it doesn't suck, and to do that I'm going to hire some professional writers."

Reznor will be working with 42 Entertainment again, as well as Ronald D. Moore who is well known for working on Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and Roswell. When asked what other contributions he will be making to the project Reznor replied "I've been working on the score with Atticus Ross for quite some time, and I just brought in Clint Mansell. We've been toying with some themes and ideas that will tie in very closely with the sound of the album, but the next step for the show is casting. I've got a few ideas for actors I would like to see in the show, and I'm meeting with a few next week so we'll see how that goes."

This is very exciting news for Nine Inch Nails fans, and since Trent was very impressed with the involvement of the NIN fan community during the Year Zero experience, we’re proud to say that he is letting us hold a contest to win a spot as an extra on the Year Zero TV mini-series - Click here to enter! Big thanks to Brandon for the scoop.