The Illuminatus! Trilogy is coming to television and Hivemind is in on the conspiracy. Hivemind, the production company behind The Expanse and Witcher, is partnering with writer-director Brian Taylor (Crank, Happy!) and the European production company Kallisti to adapt The Illuminatus! Trilogy, the off-kilter bookshelf series by authors Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea.
Originally published in the 1970s, The Illuminatus! Trilogy defies simple descriptions but the surreal and satirical milestone introduced “the Illuminati” lore to a global audience and sparked much of the contemporary American fascination with conspiracy theories and their modern rhythms.
Ladies and gentlemen, you may not know it yet but television and the world itself has been saved. Discordianism will now be reaching the masses through The Illuminatus! Trilogy. You have no idea how much this news has made my day. In many ways, I’ve always thought Illuminatus! to be somewhat unfilmable. It is the series that has played more of a role influencing me than probably any other book outside of The Fountainhead. My novel, BAD THINGS, was the result of me wishing to create my own brand of Discordian fiction and a dear friend of mine has even compared it to the trilogy.
I suppose that now is the time for Illuminatus! The series is being brought to us by the creative team behind the Crank films, so let’s just hope that this series goes forward.