Amazon Studios has greenlit Tales from the Loop, based on the sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag.
A co-production with Fox 21 Television Studios, the eight-episode series will explore the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe, making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. The show will be helmed by executive producer Nathaniel Halpern (Legion). Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) is directing the pilot and will serve as executive producer.
Albert Cheng, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, said: “Simon Stålenhag’s paintings are renowned for their vision of a not-too-distant, futuristic landscape. We are looking forward to bringing that to life and sharing it with our Prime Video audience.”
“Nathaniel is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creating soulful, human stories that push the boundaries of genre programming and we’re thrilled to be working with him on this series,” added Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted genre programming at Amazon Studios.
Jane Francis, executive VP of Fox 21 Television Studios, said: “I was immediately intrigued by the idea of bringing Stålenhag’s incredible paintings to life, but it’s Nathaniel’s deeply inspired vision for this world, and the stories he has created from an incredibly passionate and emotional place, that will drive this series and its storytelling. Together with Mark’s brilliant visual sensibility and unique point of view, it makes this a truly exceptional project and the perfect one to partner with Amazon in our studio’s first direct-to-series order at the streamer.”