Author to begin new sci-fi TV series
As HBO’s hit Game of Thrones heads toward its concluding seasons, George R.R. Martin, the author behind the medieval fantasy series, has already lined up his next TV project, a new anthology series calledWild Cards.
The new sci-fi series was announced by Martin over the weekend and will be based on the Wild Cards novels and stories written by numerous authors and curated by Martin and Melinda Snodgrass.
The Wild Cards, first released in 1987, refer to a small percentage of the population that survived an alien attack and obtained super powers, with characters such as Croyd Crenson, Jetboy, the Four Aces and Dr Tachyon.
Universal Cable Productions, the network behind such shows as cyber-hacking drama Mr Robot, confirmed that it is working to develop a prospective series on Wild Cards. No further details were given.
Martin says he won’t be working on the series himself as he has an exclusive development deal with HBO, and is writing The Winds of Winter, the highly anticipated sixth book in his ASong of Ice and Fire novels that Game based on.
“Of course, Hollywood is Hollywood, and nothing is ever certain in development ... but I think I hope I cross my fingers that the Wild Cards will be coming to your home screens in the next year or two,” Martin says on his website.
Game of Thrones, nominated for a leading 23Emmy awards this year, follows the epic fantasy tale of a multigenerational struggle for control of the Iron Throne and rule over the Seven Kingdoms.
The television series has overtaken Martin’s books, and is expected to conclude in two years’ time with its eighth season. of Thrones is
George R.R. Martin, author of the Song of Ice and Fire novels.