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Mike Lesslie Adapting Margaret Atwood’s ‘Maddaddam’ Trilogy At Hulu, Exits ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot

Mike Lesslie Adapting Margaret Atwood’s ‘Maddaddam’ Trilogy At Hulu, Exits ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot

Exclusive: Hulu is doubling down on Margaret Atwood adaptations with a TV version of her book Maddaddam in the works.

It comes as the streamer is set to premiere the fourth season of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale next month and renewed the drama for a fifth season.

Michael Lesslie, who was the lead writer and showrunner of AMC’s spy drama The Little Drummer Girl, will write the pilot script for Maddaddam and also exec produce.

It comes as Deadline understands that Lesslie is no longer involved in Peacock’s reboot of Battlestar Galactica. He previously was set to create, write and exec produce the series for Sam Esmail and UCP.

Maddaddam is an apocalyptic thriller about genetic reinvention, corporate domination and young love. It is a trilogy of novels, first published in 2003, that includes Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and Maddaddam.

At the center of the trilogy,

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