Showtime and Sony have provided no commentary, and no plot details have been released by Varietyfilms. The series will begin a generation after the film's events.
According to insiders, Alex Gansa will be showrunner and executive producer (Family» and «The beauty and the Beast»). Howard Gordon (“24 hours”) and Craig Borten (“Dallas Buyers Club“) may collaborate with him.
Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), the protagonist of "Gattaca," wants to be in a universe where the gene code of individuals is formed at conception. He then decides to impersonate a man who is impossible to fault with, as such a situation may be fatal.
Gattaca was released in 1997 and was a box office disaster: the film, directed and written by Andrew Niccol, grossed about $13 million on a budget of $36 million. Its sleuthing was inadequate against thrillers such as "I know what you did last summer," "Devil's Advocate" and "kissing girls."
Gil Grant was assigned the script for the television police series based on Gattaka in 2009, and the project was halted for unknown reasons.