George RR Martin or (GRRM) as we will use for short is the most wanted man in TV right now. The author of the biggest TV show in the world (probably) in Game of Thrones has seen his A Song of Ice and Fire Universe spawn potentially up to 5 spin-off shows, the first being the prequel series currently being called The Long Night.
Not content with giving GRRM all their money for one franchise Syfy are developing a Night Flyers TV show based on Martin’s work also and now, adding to that, we have Martin’s Wild Card series being picked up on a multi-series deal by Hulu. Yes, a MULTI series deal, not just one show based on this universe.
According to the report by THR, Hulu and Universal Cable Productions have been looking to bring an adaptation to television in what would be a multiple-series pact. It now seems like they are about to announce a writers room for Wild Cards. Apparently, both series in the works right now would be written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) and executive produced by Melinda Snodgrass, Vince Gerardis and Martin himself.
Now, I don’t know much about the Wild Cards universe myself, I do know that many fans of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels hate it, because it seems to be far easier for Martin to work on this, when they feel he should be working on completing his fantasy epic. I don’t hold with that idea at all, and have meant to check Wild Cards out sometime, perhaps I shall now wait for the TV show instead?
I am told that Wild Cards is about an alien virus which kills off 90% of the world’s population sometime in an alternate version of the 1940’s. Generations later, this Wild Card virus seems to randomly manifest in the descendants of Earth causing one of three states, death, mutation or god-like superpowers. Martin, whilst creating the franchise does not write all the stories, instead, he acts as an editor making sure that everything written by others fits together within the rules of his universe.
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