Salman Rushdie works on sci-fi TV series

The creator of “magic realism” turns his hand to science fiction

Salman Rushdie, the Booker prize winning author of the controversial Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children has begun to work on his first TV series, Next People for Showtime.

Though denying that it’s outright science fiction, Next People deals explores the US at a time of rapid change, taking in politics, sex, religion, science and technology, and is developed by British outfit Working Title (xxx).

Speaking to The Observer Rushdie said,  “It’s a sort of paranoid science-fiction series, people disappearing and being replaced by other people. It’s not exactly sci-fi, in that there is not an awful lot of science behind it, but there are certainly elements which are not naturalistic.”