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Waterworld TV Series in Development, Dan Trachtenberg to Direct

July 30, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

You wouldn’t think that Waterworld would have a big demand for a follow-up, but you’d apparently be wrong because a TV series is in the works. Producer John Davis told Collider that he is developing a sequel series that will be streaming and is a “continuation of that movie.”

The original film was released and starred Kevin Costner, Jeanne Triplehorn, Tina Majorino, and Dennis Hopper. Set on a world where the polar ice cap had melted and submerged most of the world, it was a notorious financial at the time due to its massive cost.

Davis said that the series is expected to follow the characters from the original film and said that it would take place “20 years later. All those people, 20 years later.” Dan Trachtenberg is attached to direct the project.

Davis’ producing partner John Fox added, “We’re not 100% sure on the approach to the show. But definitely, we’re in the building stages right now … For now, it’s at Universal Television, and we are putting it together. But yes, we think it already has a home.””

The Waterworld TV project is still in early development and there is no showrunner attached at this time. Fox noted, “We’re talking to folks, but nobody locked in yet. Dan’s attached, we’re breaking the story now and we’re talking to a few different writers. And we should have a writer locked in, I would think, over the next couple of weeks.”