George R.R. Martin isn’t finished with book to TV adaptations after Game of Thrones. He announced on August 8 that his superhero anthology Wild Cards has been picked up by Universal Cable Productions.
Wild Cards started before the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which Game of Thrones is based on. It started in 1986, and has grown into books, graphic novels and even games. So far there are 22 parts to the anthology, with another set for release this year. There is no telling how long it will continue for.
Those who love Marvel and DC comics will be in for a treat. The series is very similar, but with darker and grittier storylines.
Set in New York in 1946, an alien virus takes over in Wild Cards and kills the majority of the population. Those who are left either become jokers or aces, and it’s a battle between them.
The release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it is clear that Martin will not work on it. He signed an exclusive deal with HBO, so it will be up to his assistant editor Melinda M. Snodgrass to make sure the TV adaptation sticks to Martin’s vision. Snodgrass will take on the role of executive producer to help ensure that, and already has Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Command credits to her name.
This news may be good for A Song of Ice and Fire fans, as he is still to finish Winds of Winter.
Universal Cable Productions has already had success with programs such as The Magicians, Suits, and Growing Pains.
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