A limited series based on John Scalzi‘s novel Redshirts is headed to television.
FX, John Shestack (Dan in Real Life), Ken Kwapis (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), and Alexandra Beattie will develop the series.
In Redshirts, set in the twenty-fifth century, “five new recruits on the Starship Intrepid…come to realize that the ship’s crewmembers are dying at an alarming rate. Their investigation leads to the mind-bending discovery that a science fiction television show, produced in the early 21st century, has somehow ‘intruded’ upon their reality and ‘warped’ it. In other words, the lives of the crew are following the course of a television narrative over which they have no control.”
“Redshirts is a madcap, hyper-meta tale,” said Shestack.
“If Jorge Luis Borges had been a staff writer on the original Star Trek, he would no doubt have concocted a story like Redshirts,” said Kwapis.