Posted on 11/29/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A work by Herman Melville is being adapted as a sci-fi series set in outer space.

No, not that one. It’s a novella called Benito Cereno, about the fictionalized revolt of a Spanish slave ship, published in 1855.

According to Deadline, the series will follow “an accidental encounter between a human commercial ship and an alien slave freighter, where the human captain navigates a world of inter-species slavery in a distant future with frightening parallels to our past.”

Read more about the brains behind the TV series, if you’re interested, here.

Categories: Today in Books

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