According to the LA Times, Trent Reznor is working with HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions to develop “Year Zero,” a sci-fi epic that NIN fans know well through Reznor's music and an Alternate Reality Game (ARG).
He told the Times:
“We are in [the development phase of] pre-production with HBO and BBC [Worldwide Productions] to do a miniseries,” Reznor said Monday. “It's exciting. I probably shouldn't say too much about it except that I understand that there's a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It's been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we're writing drafts back and forth. So it's very much alive and incubating at the moment.”
Reznor further added:
“Year Zero” began (as so many things do in the music of Nine Inch
Nails) from a place of wrenching emotion and sonic adventure. Reznor
found himself increasingly outraged by the geopolitical situation
during the Bush years and he wanted to express the fury in music, but
he found himself bored by traditional approaches to protest music.