News, as it relates to Game of Thrones, has been particularly hard to come by over the past few days and this lazy Sunday is no exception.
However, according to GRRM’s Not a Blog, his anthology series entitled Wild Cards has been picked up by Universal Cable Productions and development is set to begin immediately.
More info below the cut …
From Martin’s blog:
“The shared world of the Wild Cards diverged from our own on September 15, 1946 when an alien virus was released in the skies over Manhattan, and spread across an unsuspecting Earth. Of those infected, 90% died horribly, drawing the black queen, 9% were twisted and deformed into jokers, while a lucky 1% became blessed with extraordinary and unpredictable powers and became aces. The world was never the same.”
This is obviously good news for Martin fans who wanted to see more of his work brought to life on screen.
Martin continued on his blog by stating that he will not be involved in the project due to his exclusive development agreement with HBO. Instead, Martin’s assistant editor Melinda Snodgrass (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “The Outer Limits”) and Gregory Noveck will handle executive director roles.
As I am not familiar with the Wild Card series, I reached out to Johnny at Tower of the Hand who had this to say:
“I’ve only read a couple of the Wild Card books. They were fine, but they almost feel dated now. In an era where Marvel’s feel-good heroes dominate (and DC’s latest “dark” movies suck so hard), the Wild Cards may lean too much toward the anti-hero side of the spectrum. Maybe those are the heroes we deserve, but not the ones we need right now.”
Universal Cable Productions is behind USA’s “Mr. Robot,” “Colony” and “Suits,” as well as Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” and many others.
What say you? Have you read Wild Cards and are you excited about this development? Let us know below.