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Syfy Taps Matt Damon, Ben Affleck for New Series

Syfy has teamed with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on a new sci-fi series Incorporated, the network said Wednesday.

The 13-episode series stars Sean Teale (Reign) as a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the women he loves, said network officials.

The series also stars Eddie Ramos (Teen Wolf), Dennis Haysbert (24), and Julia Ormond (Mad Men).

Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as executive producer/showrunner, with Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd serving as executive producers. Pearl Street Films’ Margaret Chernin will also serve as co-producer, according to Syfy.

“The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller in a statement. “Incorporated is exactly that type of smart, provocative series, delivering a fresh, edge of your seat thriller that challenges notions of the world we live in today. We look forward to working with the stellar teams at Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions to bring it to life for Syfy viewers.

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