Agent Bedhead quotes a Trent Reznor tweet: “YZ is alive.”
Whether this means that we’re actually on our way to Year Zero, or that we’re going to see a Nine Inch Nails album translated into another medium entirely, is not entirely clear. I’ve mentioned Year Zero, the album, before:
“Zero,” in this case, equals 2022, at which time the former United States of America, having been repeatedly attacked by terrorists, is replaced with a theocracy with more or less absolute control over the populace. If this sounds even more abrasive than your standard Trent Reznor rants, well, wait ’til you see it on HBO.
At the time, Reznor had said that he’d pitched the idea to the cable network, and it was well-received, which suggests that something might actually become of the premise. At least, I am trying to believe so.