‘Game Of Thrones’ Author’s Superhero Series ‘Wild Cards’ Coming To TV?
A new series is on the way for fantasy lovers of television from the writer of “Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin’s science fiction superhero series Wild Cards will be adapted into a TV series.Advertisement
The series comes just in time as GoT wraps up with the new Season 7, which will premiere in 2017 summer. Martin is known to have “re-popularized fantasy for a modern audience.
Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to develop Martin’s anthology series Wild Cards. The writer announced the news on his personal blog on Saturday.
The writer George R.R. Martin has got into an “exclusive development agreement with HBO, and so will not be working on the project, Variety reports. However, Martin said that his trusted assistant editor Melinda Snodgrass and Gregory Noveck, his executive producer will be working on the adaptation of “Wild Cards.”
George R.R. Martin teased that the new project is a “a series of interlocking books, graphic novels, games… but most of all it is a universe, as large and diverse and exciting as the comic book universes of Marvel and DC (though somewhat grittier, and considerably more realistic and more consistent), with an enormous cast of characters both major and minor.”
Wild Cards are a collection of stories of the adventures of a huge cast of superheroes. The superhero anthology series of books and graphic novels is set in a fictional universe created by Martin and Snodgrass in 1987.
There are over twenty anthologies in the series, with the last one slated to debut later this month. Martin said that UCP is currently figuring out which characters will feature in the new project.
A host of authors or writers have contributed for the original series, Wild Cards over the years. There are lots of characters that can be adapted for the new series.
Martin is hopeful that the series would make it to screens “in the next year or two.”