Dystopian Novel ‘Flashback’ by Dan Simmons to be Adapted into a TV Series

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Deadline reported, Ben Ketai (StartUp) is collaborating with Critical Content and Hollywood Gang to adapt dystopian novel Flashback by Dan Simmons for a TV series.

Ketai is set to write the script and to serve as an executive producer alongside with Gianni Nunnari and Shannon from Hollywood Gang and Tom Forman and Ray Ricord from Critical Content.

Flashback was originally published in 2011 by Reagan Arthur Books.

You can read the synopsis of the book below:

The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn’t care: they’re addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom’s wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he’s lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result.

Nick may be a lost soul but he’s still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor’s son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.