Reznor Writing TV Mini-series

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September 30, 2010 | 2:50pm EST

Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor is turning TV writer for a new series based on his band’s 2007 album Year Zero.
The star will pen the script with writer Daniel Knauf after securing a deal with executives at the BBC and U.S. cable network HBO.

Seasoned Hollywood producers Lawrence Bender, who teamed up with Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction, and Roswell’s Kevin Kelly Brown are also on board to create the show.

Reznor admits he’s been working on the project for some time and he’s excited to see the idea get the green light from TV bosses.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, “We are in pre-production with HBO and BBC to do a mini-series. It’s exciting… I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing.

“It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.”

The news comes five months after the singer announced Nine Inch Nails was heading back into the studio to record a new album amid rumors the group was on the verge of breaking up.