Well, this could be interesting…

Westworld producer Denise Thé is set to serve as showrunner and executive producer on a new HBO series based on Michael Crichton’s Sphere novel.

Via The Hollywood Reporter, Thé will executive produce alongside Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey on board as producers through their Team Downey production banner.

Of course, Westworld is also a tale origination from the works of Michael Crichton, and that series has proved to be stunning in its three seasons to date. If Thé and her team are able to channel that same quality into Sphere, audiences could be in for yet another fascinating piece of television.

Released in 1987, Sphere focusses on a psychologist and a team of scientists who discover a spacecraft at the bottom of the ocean. Before you know it, the group’s minds begin to play tricks on them, as reality and imagination being to blur into one.

Sphere was previously adapted for the big screen back in 1998, with Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Live Schreiber starring in director Barry Levinson’s movie. Despite the impressive cast, Sphere received a largely negative response from fans and critics.

At this early juncture, HBO has yet to set a premiere date for this Sphere TV show, but, as ever, expect more on this as we get it.

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