A TV adaptation of a 'book' a dystopian story about an Amazon-esque company is set to be released.
The Circle, a follow-up to the 2013 book by Veep's author, which was turned into a Tom Hanks and Emma Watson-fronted film, is being adapted as a half-hour comedy series by Veep's co-exec producer.
The Every, the world's largest technology company, is merged with the planet's dominant e-commerce platform, creating the world's richest and most dangerous and, oddly enough, the most beloved monopoly ever known:
Delaney Wells, an unidentified forest ranger and a highly-aware tech skeptic, finds her way into an entry-level position with one goal in mind: to free humanity from all-encompassing surveillance and the emoji-driven infantilization of the species. Do anyone really want to be free?
Axler, who started her career on The Daily Show and has written on Parks and Recreation, Veep and Dickinson, will write and executive produce. Eggers and David Miner will also executive produce.
"In this equally horrifying and bizarre cautionary tale, Dave Eggers demonstrates us the increasing cost of technology enables, according to Amy Gravitt, the lead executive for HBO Programming. "Everything described herein has actually happened, although much of it will likely,," said the author. "What better start point for an HBO comedy script?"
Eggers is represented by CAA, The Gotham Group, and Jackoway Tyerman, and Axler is represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.