The NIN Hotline reports: “In a surprise revelation from LA Times writer Geoff Boucher, we’ve learned that the fabled Year Zero TV series is in pre-production with HBO and BBC America. While you can read more details at the link in the previous sentence, Daniel Knauf from Carnivàle is writing for the show, and Reznor is working with Lawrence Bender’s team.”
“We are in pre-production with HBO and BBC America to do a miniseries,” Reznor said Monday. “It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.”
You can catch the excitement this news has generated via the flurry of tweets among NIN fans and cohorts, with so many retweeting The NIN Hotline they had their 60 seconds of fame when it reached the front page of Twitter.
We at DOOM! will remain “cautiously excited” as production on the series progresses, and watch the fine folks at The NIN Hotline for news as it happens.