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Syfy Cancels Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s ‘Incorporated’ After 1 Season

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Syfy Cancels Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s ‘Incorporated’ After 1 Season
Syfy has canceled Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s “Incorporated” after just one season, TheWrap has confirmed. “Incorporated” was created by David & Alex Pastor, and hailed from Damon and Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, CBS TV Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Ted Humphrey was executive producer and showrunner on the futuristic drama. Damon, Affleck and their Pearl Street partner Jennifer Todd also earned executive producer credits. The show starred Sean Teale, Allison Miller, Eddie Ramos, Julia Ormond and Dennis Haysbert, among others. Also Read: All 26 TV Shows That Have Been Renewed or Canceled This Season (Updating Photos) “Incorporated” followed Ben Larson
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Syfy Cancels Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Series ‘Incorporated’

Syfy Cancels Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Series ‘Incorporated’
Syfy won’t be ordering another season of thriller “Incorporated,” Variety has confirmed.

The news comes a little more than a month after “Incorporated” finished its first season on the NBCU cable network. Deadline first reported the cancelation.

Incorporated” came from executive producers Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Todd, with “The Good Wife” scribe Ted Humphrey as showrunner, and was a hot commodity when brought to the marketplace. The show was created by David and Alex Pastor, who wrote and directed the pilot; Damon and Affleck’s Pearl Street Films produced along with CBS Television Studios and Syfy’s sister studio Universal Cable Productions.

Set in a future where corporations have unlimited power, “Incorporated” revolved around Ben Larson (Sean Teale, “Reign”), a young executive who concealed his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves and quickly found he wasn’t the only one in this world with a
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Syfy's 'Incorporated' Canceled After One Season

It's the end of the road for Incorporated.

Syfy has canceled the drama after one season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The series, which counted Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as exec producers, was set in the year 2074 in a dystopian Milwaukee when many countries have gone bankrupt. The series starred Dennis Haysbert, Julia Ormond, Sean Teale, Allison Miller, Eddie Ramos, David Hewlett and Ian Tracey.

From creators David and Alex Pastor, Damon and Affleck exec produced through their Pearl Street Films banner along with Ted Humphrey and Jennifer Todd. The series was a rare co-production for Syfy, hailing...
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‘Incorporated,’ ’24’ Star Dennis Haysbert: ‘We Are Nosediving Into This Dystopian World’

‘Incorporated,’ ’24’ Star Dennis Haysbert: ‘We Are Nosediving Into This Dystopian World’
After key roles in “24” and “The Unit,” Dennis Haysbert returns to series television in Syfy’s new dystopian drama “Incorporated,” about a world altered by climate change. Haysbert spoke with Variety about the show, which was created by brothers David and Àlex Pastor and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Also on tap for Haysbert are several films, including the Warner Bros. comedy “Fist Fight,” with Christina Hendricks and Ice Cube.

How did you get involved with “Incorporated”?

They offered it to me, and I enjoyed the script. I saw growth potential in it. And I liked the pedigree — I knew that it was going to be a quality project. I love sci-fi; I was excited about that. My character, Julian, is a detective, a grand inquisitor.

What kind of developments can we expect from Julian?

I think you can safely say that there’s an evolution of Julian through the rest of the season
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‘Incorporated’ Review: This Vision of the Future Is Also the Scariest Show on TV

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‘Incorporated’ Review: This Vision of the Future Is Also the Scariest Show on TV
An upcoming episode of Syfy’s future-set drama “Incorporated” begins with this: a carbon copy of the sort of starving children ads that Sally Struthers used to host in the 1990s. There’s a wistful little boy staring at the camera as he strokes his battered stuffed toy and a pleading, pitying narrator explaining how he and other children like him go days without food or clean water.

Here’s the twist: The little boy’s name is Johnny, and the narrator is speaking Chinese. For 100 yuan a day, generous Chinese souls can help the children of a broken America in the year 2073. Watching that cold open at this exact moment in our history is science fiction that might be a little too real. You can forget about “The Walking Dead” or “The Exorcist”: “Incorporated” may be the scariest show on television.

Read More: ‘Incorporated’: Why Syfy’s
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‘Incorporated’ Review: This Vision of the Future Is Also the Scariest Show on TV

‘Incorporated’ Review: This Vision of the Future Is Also the Scariest Show on TV
An upcoming episode of Syfy’s future-set drama “Incorporated” begins with this: a carbon copy of the sort of starving children ads that Sally Struthers used to host in the 1990s. There’s a wistful little boy staring at the camera as he strokes his battered stuffed toy and a pleading, pitying narrator explaining how he and other children like him go days without food or clean water.

Here’s the twist: The little boy’s name is Johnny, and the narrator is speaking Chinese. For 100 yuan a day, generous Chinese souls can help the children of a broken America in the year 2073. Watching that cold open at this exact moment in our history is science fiction that might be a little too real. You can forget about “The Walking Dead” or “The Exorcist”: “Incorporated” may be the scariest show on television.

Read More: ‘Incorporated’: Why Syfy’s
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‘Incorporated’ Review: Syfy Dystopian Drama Has Nothing New To Say

Debuting on November 30 on Syfy, Incorporated paints a familiar picture of a dystopian future where big business controls almost everything, the world is ravaged, and the line between the haves and the have-nots is stark and harsh. Despite a strong performance from Dennis Haysbert as a security heavy for multi-national Spiga Biotech and the appearance of Julia Ormond as the company boss, the series created by David and Alex Pastor and executive produced by Ben Affleck
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Incorporated Season 1 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

It’s somewhere around the explanation of Incorporated‘s bifurcated future world, wherein unemployed urchins rule the slums and sleek worker bees look down their noses from glossy high-rises, that Syfy’s new show peaks creatively. The vision echoes the futures of plenty of other sci-fi works (weirdly, I was reminded of the Ethan Hawke, us-vs-them vampire flick Daybreakers), but it has undeniably interesting ideas of its own.

Unfortunately, that exact moment where the show peaks creatively is in an opening credits scroll; the subsequent story navigating us through Incorporated‘s potentially bountiful near-future is sluggish and, as far as duplicitous business thrillers go, inert. Incorporated falls further along the high-quality end of the Syfy spectrum than, say, Aftermath or Hunters, but it’s far short of the network’s current best: The Expanse and The Magicians. An interesting world worth getting lost
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‘Incorporated’: Why Syfy’s Cutthroat World of Corporate Overlords and Pricey Bacon Could Be Our Future

‘Incorporated’: Why Syfy’s Cutthroat World of Corporate Overlords and Pricey Bacon Could Be Our Future
Don’t expect to see flying cars or lots of lasers on “Incorporated.”

Instead, Syfy’s latest futuristic series set in 2074 features very accessible technology, such as self-driving cars and wearable tech, that only appear a step or two beyond what we have today. That familiarity makes “Incorporated’s” grimmer aspects of the future seem all too plausible. It’s a world where natural food resources and clean water are dwindling and have created fierce competition.

Read More: 7 Indie Filmmakers Making Must-See TV This Fall

Alex Pastor, who created the series with his brother David, told Indiewire, “I think that ecological and climate change and the degradation of the environment is going to cause that certain things that now we take for granted, things that right now we consider plentiful, are not going to be anymore. That’s what food and clean water comes to be. Once you push people
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‘Incorporated’: Why Syfy’s Cutthroat World of Corporate Overlords and Pricey Bacon Could Be Our Future

  • Indiewire
‘Incorporated’: Why Syfy’s Cutthroat World of Corporate Overlords and Pricey Bacon Could Be Our Future
Don’t expect to see flying cars or lots of lasers on “Incorporated.”

Instead, Syfy’s latest futuristic series set in 2074 features very accessible technology, such as self-driving cars and wearable tech, that only appear a step or two beyond what we have today. That familiarity makes “Incorporated’s” grimmer aspects of the future seem all too plausible. It’s a world where natural food resources and clean water are dwindling and have created fierce competition.

Read More: 7 Indie Filmmakers Making Must-See TV This Fall

Alex Pastor, who created the series with his brother David, told Indiewire, “I think that ecological and climate change and the degradation of the environment is going to cause that certain things that now we take for granted, things that right now we consider plentiful, are not going to be anymore. That’s what food and clean water comes to be. Once you push people
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Incorporated’: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s New Sci-Fi Outing Gets a Slick New Trailer — Watch

  • Indiewire
‘Incorporated’: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s New Sci-Fi Outing Gets a Slick New Trailer — Watch
From executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon comes the new Syfy series “Incorporated.” Set in the future where corporations have unlimited power, the new trailer gives viewers another look at the dark and gritty futuristic thriller.

“If you want to survive, you better mean business,” is the phrase that’s flashed across the screen as audiences get introduced to Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world. As Larson tries to climb his way up the corporate ladder, he discovers that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.

“The higher up you are, the less you can hide,” says the voiceover in the clip.

Read More: ‘Incorporated’ Trailer: First Look At Syfy’s Futuristic Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

The series is created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, with
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‘Incorporated’: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s New Sci-Fi Outing Gets a Slick New Trailer — Watch

‘Incorporated’: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s New Sci-Fi Outing Gets a Slick New Trailer — Watch
From executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon comes the new Syfy series “Incorporated.” Set in the future where corporations have unlimited power, the new trailer gives viewers another look at the dark and gritty futuristic thriller.

“If you want to survive, you better mean business,” is the phrase that’s flashed across the screen as audiences get introduced to Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world. As Larson tries to climb his way up the corporate ladder, he discovers that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.

“The higher up you are, the less you can hide,” says the voiceover in the clip.

Read More: ‘Incorporated’ Trailer: First Look At Syfy’s Futuristic Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

The series is created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, with
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Incorporated: New Trailer, Photos Released for Syfy Series

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The only way out is up. Below, watch the official trailer and check out photos from the new Incorporated TV series. Created by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, the first season of Incorporated premieres on Syfy, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt.Incorporated follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale), "a young executive who conceals his true identity to survive as a company man." The futuristic thriller-drama also stars Dennis Haysbert, Julia Ormond, Allison Miller, and Eddie Ramos. Showrunner Ted Humphrey executive produces with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.Read More…
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‘Incorporated’ Trailer: First Look At Syfy’s Futuristic Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

‘Incorporated’ Trailer: First Look At Syfy’s Futuristic Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
A new futuristic thriller is set to premiere this fall on Syfy. During the Television Critics Association press tour, the network revealed the first footage of its new series “Incorporated.”

Set in the near future where corporations have unlimited power, the show follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. Though, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.

Read More: ‘Van Helsing’: Neil Labute Challenges Expectations With Bloody, Surprising New Syfy Series

Created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, with Ted Humphrey serving as executive producer/showrunner, the series also stars Dennis Haysbert as Julian, Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, Allison Miller as Laura and Eddie Ramos as Theo.

Incorporated” hails from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Incorporated’ Trailer: First Look At Syfy’s Futuristic Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

  • Indiewire
‘Incorporated’ Trailer: First Look At Syfy’s Futuristic Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
A new futuristic thriller is set to premiere this fall on Syfy. During the Television Critics Association press tour, the network revealed the first footage of its new series “Incorporated.”

Set in the near future where corporations have unlimited power, the show follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. Though, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.

Read More: ‘Van Helsing’: Neil Labute Challenges Expectations With Bloody, Surprising New Syfy Series

Created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, with Ted Humphrey serving as executive producer/showrunner, the series also stars Dennis Haysbert as Julian, Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, Allison Miller as Laura and Eddie Ramos as Theo.

Incorporated” hails from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Incorporated’: Denyse Tontz Joins Syfy Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

Denyse Tontz (The Fosters) has booked a series regular role on Incorporated, Syfy’s upcoming futuristic thriller series from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Prods. Created by David & Alex Pastor, who wrote and directed the pilot, Incorporated is set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. It centers on Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to…
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TV News: Baskets, Legion, Inc, Prison, Cards

  • Dark Horizons
Baskets

FX has renewed the Zach Galifianakis-led comedy series "Baskets" for a second season to premiere in early 2017. The series has "The Hangover" star playing both a local rodeo clown and his twin brother - Chip & Dale Baskets.

The renewal comes halfway through the comedy's first run which has been the most-watched basic cable primetime comedy of the season - averaging 1.5 million total viewers and 944,000 adults 18-49 in Live+7 through its first three episodes. [Source: Variety]

Legion

Amber Midthunder ("Banshee") is set to co-star opposite Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza in FX's "X-Men"-themed spin-off series "Legion" which "Fargo" creator Noah Hawley, Marvel TV and FX Productions are backing.

Stevens plays a mentally disturbed man who comes to realise the voices and visions in his head might be real. Midthunder will play Kerry, a woman of action with a childlike sense of wonder who has lived a sheltered, but never dull life.
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‘Incorporated’ Syfy Series Adds Allison Miller As New Regular In Recasting

Allison Miller (Go On, Kings) is set as one of the leads in Incorporated, Syfy’s recently picked up 13-episode futuristic thriller series from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Prods. Created by David & Alex Pastor, who wrote and directed the pilot, Incorporated is set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. It centers on Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his…
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"The Boy" Helmer To Visit "Candle Cove"

  • Dark Horizons
Following on from his success with the horror film "The Boy," filmmaker Craig William Macneill is set to direct all six episodes of Syfy's new six-part anthology series "Channel Zero: Candle Cove" which is slated to premiere in October.

Based on an online tale by Kris Straub, the story centers on one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.

Nick Antosca ("Hannibal," "Friday the 13th") wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Max Landis ("Chronicle," "American Ultra").

The hiring follows in a recent trend by Syfy to get acclaimed indie filmmakers to direct pilots for their series. Others have included Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo for the upcoming "Prototype," Mike Cahill who did "The Magicians" pilot, and Alex Pastor who
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Affleck & Damon's "Incorporated" Greenlit

  • Dark Horizons
Syfy has handed out a thirteen-episode series order for the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon produced futuristic drama series "Incorporated" which will premiere this Fall.

The action is set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. Sean Teale ("Reign") will star in the story of a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves.

He soon learns he's not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences. Eddie Ramos, Dennis Haysbert and Julia Ormond co-star in the project which Universal Cable Productions and CBS Television Studios will produce.

David and Alex Pastor ("Selfless") penned and directs the pilot, while Ted Humphrey ("The Good Wife") will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd will also executive produce.

Source: The Live Feed
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