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Although he has carved out a comfortable niche for himself on the silver screen in recent years with the Star Trek series, some of Zachary Quinto's best work has occurred in the realm of television. Over the course of his career, he has taken on numerous outlandish small screen roles that have absolutely captured the imaginations of audiences. He's done it before, and now it seems that he's set to do it again. We've just learned that Quinto is looking to return to television for one of his most intriguing and exciting projects yet.
New reports indicates that Zachary Quinto will soon make a return to the small screen in the upcoming project Biopunk. The project has been developed by writer Chase Palmer and will be an adaptation of the book Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life by Wired, a book originally published by writer Marcus Wohlsen back in 2011. Deadline notes that if it moves forward, the project is set to be an hour-long drama. Neal Dodson, Zachary Quinto and the Gotham Group are set to executive produce, with Quinto also starring.
Biopunk has a premise that's about as undeniably awesome as the title would lead you to believe. The overarching narrative of the story revolves around a biological revolution framed in the same manner as the tech movement pioneered by men like Steve Jobs. Centering upon a group of biologists, the project will follow these scientists as they attempt to "democratize" DNA in a mad dash to solve so many of the world's political, environmental, and biological problems. The Emmy-nominated actor will take on the role of a major leader within this movement -- a man who sees a future in the pioneering of DNA technology and wants to make it into a reality.
Given the subject matter of Biopunk, the casting of Zachary Quinto in a lead role makes complete sense. From his performances in shows like Heroes, to his involvement in the silver screen Star Trek franchise, the man has proven that he has no problem performing admirably in projects that center upon high-concept sci-fi material. It just so happens that the science depicted in Biopunk seems to be some of the most realistic and plausible fiction he has done to date. In fact, Quinto himself referred to the genre of the project more as "science-fact" than sci-fi when the news of his casting broke.
Although Biopunk remains in the early stages of development, the details we have managed to glean about the project have us incredibly excited. Zachary Quinto's casting has only managed to increase our already sky high levels of anticipation.
We will bring you any and all updates related to Biopunk as they become available to us. In the meantime you can catch Zachary Quinto on the silver screen when Star Trek Beyond hits theaters later this summer on July 22. In the world of television, be sure to check out our premiere schedule to see what else the small screen has in store in the near future.