Despite its clichéd, borderline creepy lyrics, “Hey There Delilah” is not the strangest basis for a TV show that’s been announced recently. That honor goes to the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, whose work will serve as the inspiration for a new science fiction series on Amazon. Stålenhag’s art, which is admittedly quite fascinating, blends idyllic Scandinavian landscapes with alien technology.

These unconventional sources of content speak to Hollywood’s desperation for new ideas. The entertainment industry already options the rights to virtually every mainstream book that’s written, so now it must look to other art forms and media for narrative cues.

This Friday (Aug. 10), audiences in the US will be treated to Slender Man, a horror film based on the fictional creature of the same name that was originally conceived in a 2009 “creepypasta” internet urban legend. In 2016, Syfy debuted Channel Zero, an anthology series based on a number of creepypastas.

Still, it gets stranger. Netflix is developing a feature film based on a popular internet meme of pop star Rihanna and actress Lupita Nyong’o. A photo of the two stars took on a life of its own on Tumblr and Twitter, where users joked the celebrities looked like two characters in a heist movie. Always open to any and all ideas, Netflix gobbled up the rights to the story concept at the Cannes Film Festival last year, winning an aggressive bidding war with other studios.

The thirst for fresh content ideas will not be quenched with songs, paintings, and memes alone. A future in which films and TV shows are regularly based on things like Snapchat filters and Fortnite Battle Royale dance moves can’t be too far away. Until then, we’ll have Hey There Delilah: The Series to keep us sated.

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