Meet Your New Corporate Overlords In Syfy’s “Incorporated”

Welcome to a future where corporations control the lives of people. No, it’s not a documentary—yet.

Meet Your New Corporate Overlords In Syfy’s “Incorporated”

WHAT: Syfy’s Incorporated, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck premiering November 30.

WHO: Executive Producers Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd, and showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife); created by brothers Alex and David Pastor (Self/less); starring Sean Teale (Reign), Dennis Haysbert, Julia Ormond, Allison Miller, and Eddie Ramos.

WHY WE CARE: Incorporated is a smart, psychological thriller set in the year 2074 where competing multinational corporations have unlimited power and unilateral control over employee lives. The story centers on Ben Larson (Teale), an ambitious executive who conceals his true identity to survive as a company man until a turn of events forces him to jeopardize his position at great peril. Enhanced by a sleek, inventive production design offering plausible near-future technology, the series tangles with such resonant themes as strictly enforced societal castes and privilege, eroding rights, and lost privacy imposed by digital tracking. It reads more like a cautionary tale than escapist sci-fi, which makes it all the more compelling.

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Susan Karlin is an award-winning journalist in Los Angeles, covering the nexus of science, technology, and arts, with a fondness for sci-fi and comics. She's a regular contributor to Fast Company, NPR, and IEEE Spectrum, and has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, Discover, NY and London Times, and BBC Radio.