Au­thor to be­gin new sci-fi TV se­ries

China Daily (USA) - - LIFE - By REUTERS in Los An­ge­les

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

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Ge­orge R.R. Martin, au­thor of the Song of Ice and Fire nov­els.

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