The long-anticipated TV mini-series based on Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero has finally come to fruition, as Reznor announced on Monday that the show, which will be written by Carnivàle’s David Knauf, has entered the development phase, backed by studios HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions.

“We are in [the development phase of] pre-production with HBO and BBC [Worldwide Productions] to do a miniseries,” the LA times quoted Reznor as saying. “It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that 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.”

You can read more about this fantastic announcement over at the LA Times website here.