Darren Aronofsky took a step toward television earlier this summer with a deal to direct the pilot episode of HBO’s Hobgoblin, and now it seems he’s looking to further branch out in the medium. His company, Protozoa Pictures, has just optioned the rights to Daryl Gregory‘s novel Pandemonium with the intention of turning it into a television series. [UPDATE: According to a recent update, Aronofsky’s reps are denying reports of the book’s acquisition. However, the author himself has already written about the acquisition on his personal website, so it’s not clear what’s going on. Original story follows.]

The book takes place in an alternate timeline in which scientists have carefully recorded thousands of cases of demonic possession since the 1950s. Seems to me like a great fit for Aronofsky’s style. Read more after the jump.

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