The art of Simon Stålenhag will come to life in a new hour-long series greenlit at Amazon Studios. Tales from the Loop season one was just given a series order by Amazon Studios, with Nathaniel Halpern (Legion) at the helm.
Never Let Me Go‘s Mark Romanek is on board to direct the first episode and will executive produce the series with Halpern, Mattias Montero, Johan Lindström, and Samantha Taylor Pickett.
The first season will consist of eight episodes.
“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,” stated Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios.
“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, Amazon Studios.
“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,” explained Jane Francis, EVP of Fox 21 Television Studios. “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.”
The Tales from the Loop Plot: Based on the acclaimed art of Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop explores 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.
In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling.