“A Clockwork Orange” Miniseries Heads To AMC; Casting Rumors

April 1, 20140 Comments

AMC has revealed plans to adapt A CLOCKWORK ORANGE into a new miniseries consisting of four episodes with a runtime of one hour each. The series is based on the novel by Anthony Burgess published in 1962 and will borrow certain elements from Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 adaptation.

“Adapting classic films and novels into television series is a popular trend right now,” said AMC CEO Josh Sapan. “A&E has Bates Motel, FX has Hannibal and NBC will have Rosemary’s Baby just to name a few. At AMC we wanted to bring a project to life that we really cared about, which is why we jumped at the opportunity to do a new Clockwork Orange. We love Kubrick’s film and the novel, so we wanted to re-imagine the story a bit. The miniseries will be a nice companion piece.”

Extensive casting is expected to begin this month in search of the new Alex DeLarge. Sources claim that the studio is aiming for a young, unknown actor. However, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is considered a strong contender for the part. Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall with an early spring 2015 premiere.

More details as they come.

Synopsis: “Set in a not-so-distant future English society that has a culture of extreme youth violence, the teenage anti-hero, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. Alex agrees to undergo an experimental behavior-modification treatment called the Ludovico Technique to be cured, but at what cost?”

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