Syfy and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV are partnering to develop a scripted series based on Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World.

The book is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one of these “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order. First published in 1932, Brave New World was ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library.

Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce. Les Bohem will write the screenplay and also executive produce. Universal Cable Prods is the studio.