In Corp We Trust, an intriguing TV series slogan. According to zap2it, the Syfy Network is working on a project with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films production company. Based on the premise, the show, tentatively titled Incorporated, reads like a corporate dystopian fable akin to The Hunger Games.
Incorporated is set in a not-too-distant future (obviously) where corporations run amok are a law unto themselves. It follows our protagonist, who is thrust into an apparently impossible situation. A quest to save the life of an old “friend”. Against a system designed to prioritize Corporations over everything else. This including the lives of its employees.
A storied quest to triumph over the system that tries to beat the world to submission. Curious to see what genre mash-up this will use. Maybe a sci-fi cop hybrid (Almost Human), Sci-fi redemption hybrid (Elysium) or sci-fi break the system hybrid (Continuum).
The series will be executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting), showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife), and the pilot will be written by the up-and-coming dynamic duo David and Alex Pastor (Carriers).
Stay tuned with Steamedworld for more news regarding Incorporate as it becomes available.
Originally publish April 16th 2016
Update 28th of April 2022: After watching a rather disappointing first two episodes of incorporated, it was not surprising that it was cancelled after its first run of ten episodes. The premise had a lot of potential to be an interesting series, but the execution ruined it.
First and foremost, I must say that the set designs were incredible for their time and one of the series’ highlights. The writing, on the other hand, was mediocre at best. Unfortunately, this permeated the show’s most moving elements, the actors. They had no choice but to make do with what they had. Some were able to convey what was intended, while others were not. Unfortunately, they were unable to convey what they intended to portray.
When watching a show, especially a science fiction series, you must suspend your disbelief. Unfortunately, a poorly executed script can force one to focus on it. This accentuates the inconsistencies and takes you out of the immersive experience. Breaking the scenario of world building. I had hoped that this show would hold my attention in the same way that the rather interesting SyFy series Continuum did, but it did not.
The show premiered on November 30, 2016, and its final episode aired on January 25, 2017.