Lucy TV Series Release Date, News & Update: Scarlett Johansson Movie Gets TV Spinoff, One Original Star's Return Confirmed

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Variety is reporting that EuropaCorp and Village Roadshow are developing a Lucy TV series based on the Luc Besson film, which starred Scarlett Johansson. It's been also confirmed that Morgan Freeman will reprise his role as Professor Samuel Norman.

What to Expect from the Lucy TV Series

The series' plot is currently being kept under wraps, but Johansson played a woman in the original film who developed psychokinetic skills after ingesting large amounts of an experimental drug.

Throughout the course of the film, Lucy's (Johansson) physical and mental capabilities develop to the point where she attains omnipotence. Despite backlash for supporting the misconception that humans only use 10% of their brains, the movie earned largely favorable reviews.

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The existence of Freeman's character is significant. The Lucy film's plot concluded with the titular Lucy gaining 100% brain power and transcending thought, space, and time to evolve into some type of omnipotent creature.

Lucy left behind a link to our physical world in the shape of a supercomputer that created a single flash drive for Prof. Norman to take, implying that this was the sole "gift" Lucy left behind before transcending.

More Titles from EuropaCorp Underway

EuropaCorp has recently begun to look into developing films and shows based on its well-known intellectual assets and brands. Vine Alternative Investments, a New York hedge fund, owns both the company and Village Roadshow.

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Lucy is the second series for EuropaCorp to be confirmed and greenlit by Vine, following DogMan, which stars Caleb Landry Jones and was produced and written by Besson. DogMan is the story of a young boy who, after experiencing adversity in life, finds solace in his love of dogs.

Besson is a prolific French cinema director, writer, and producer best known for his work on The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Léon: The Professional. For the film Léon, starring Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman and about a professional hitman who adopts and educates a 12-year-old girl to be an assassin, he was nominated for a César Award.

Freeman was most recently featured in the action-thriller Paradise Highway, alongside Frank Grillo and Juliette Binoche. He'll next be seen as a small-town sheriff investigating a stunning murder in The Minute You Wake Up Dead.

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More information about the Lucy TV series is yet to be released.

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