Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Developing a SyFy TV Series

Photo: New York Post
Photo: New York Post

Hollywood’s favourite bromance, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are set to make a new television series. The dapper duo are working on Incorporated for Syfy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as “a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power”, Incorporated will be written by brothers David and Alex Pastor. Affleck and Damon’s company, Pearl Street Films, will produce. Ted Humphrey, of The Good Wife, will serve as showrunner.

Pearl Street have been quite busy lately. It currently produces Project Greenlight for HBO, and Affleck will direct a crime-drama pilot for Fox, The Middle Man (the project’s waiting for whenever he finishes playing Batman).

Live By Night, a film set during Prohibition, is currently in pre-production and is due in late 2016. Affleck will write and direct (Leonardo DiCaprio is among the producers) and I am sure Damon will pop up somewhere. They seem to be carving out a little empire for themselves; not bad for a couple of guys from a Boston ‘burb who’ve been best buddies since grade school.

With Incorporated it looks like Syfy is concentrating again on sci-fi. Battlestar Galactica, Defiance and Helix are just three of the shows that the network hopes will cement its place at the premiere space-opera venue. There’s still room for the sharks, of course, they’re not that silly.

As much as I’m looking forward to Incorporated, I miss the Ben and Matt I first knew and loved.

After the death of Robin Williams I rewatched Good Will Hunting, my favourite film of his, a few times. It was such a simple boy-meets-girl, growing-up story, but it left one heck of an impression on me.

It was the whole package; the setting, the wonderful script, and of course Robin, Matt, Ben and Minnie Driver who were all incredible. I’d like to see something sweet and simple like that again from the guys. It’s about time, don’t you think?

Sara Hunter Smith