Game of Thrones author’s Wild Cards to be adapted for TV

Wild Cards, a series of books from Game of Thrones author George R R Martin, is to be adapted into a TV series.


A new blog post on Martin's website confirmed that the novels were on their way to being adapted for television, with a number of different writers at the helm. 

Wild Cards is a sci-fi series revolving around the survivors of an alien virus in an alternate-universe United States. 

Survivors of the virus are either mutated into “jokers” or develop superpowers to become “aces”. 

Beginning in 1987 and spanning a massive 27 novels as well as a number of comic books, Wild Cards has had a number of different authors attached to it, with George R R Martin largely editing and curating the books. 

The new show will be developed by Universal Cable Productions, the production company behind hit cyber-hacking series Mr. Robot

Whilst Martin has stated he won't be working on the series himself due to his commitment to Game of Thrones, his long-term writing partner Melinda Snodgrass will act as an executive producer.

Martin claimed on his website that the series was beginning its planning and should be on screens in the next few years. 

“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.”

Game of Thrones continues to be the biggest show on TV, with a massive 23 Emmy nominations this year alone. 

Source: Reuters

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