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George R.R. Martin’s Anthology Series WILD CARDS Is Heading to TV

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  1. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    George R.R. Martin’s Anthology Series WILD CARDS Is Heading to Television

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    The end may be in sight for HBO's Game of Thrones, but author and executive producer George R.R. Martin is making plans for another of his books to be adapted for TV.

    Martin took to his Live Journal account over the weekend to reveal that NBCUniversal-owned Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to his anthology series Wild Cards.

    "Development will begin immediately on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series," he wrote.

    Melinda M. Snodgrass (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Martin's assistant editor and "right-hand man" on Wild Cards — who created the franchise's Dr. Tachyon, Double Helix and Franny Black — will exec produce. Gregory Noveck (Red) also will exec produce.

    Here's how Martin described Wild Cards: "The shared world of the Wild Cards diverged from our own on Sept. 15, 1946, when an alien virus was released in the skies over Manhattan, and spread across an unsuspecting Earth. Of those infected, 90 percent died horribly, drawing the black queen, 9 percent were twisted and deformed into jokers, while a lucky 1 percent became blessed with extraordinary and unpredictable powers and became aces. The world was never the same."

    The first volume of the book series was published in 1986 and was a finalist for the prestigious Hugo Award. Twenty-two volumes have been published, with the 23rd installment set to debut this month and three more in the works. The books have been published around the globe and have spawned comics, graphic novels, role-playing games and more.

    Martin also confirmed that he will have no involvement in UCP's version of Wild Cards as he remains under an overall deal with HBO and is busy prepping the forthcoming Game of Thrones installment Winds of Winter.

    George R.R. Martin's Best-Selling Anthology 'Wild Cards' is in Development at Universal Cable Productions.
     
  2. milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    Article fails as it calls the book series Game of thrones.
     
  3. MadSquabbles500 Steel Belt

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    So GRRM does work on other stories. Anyways this is more sci-fi. I think I can get into this. I may even read them first.
     
  4. LionExMachina There are No Pacts between Lions and Sherdogs. Banned

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    Whatever. I hope he can fully concentrate on finishing the the GoT books now
     
  5. Kardashians ☆ sitting on the moon ☽

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    lol only took 3 posts
    quick
     
  6. streets ahead Purple Belt

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    If they want to do a superhero series why do this one? Robert Kirkman's Invincible would be a better choice.
     
  7. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    I like the premise. Will watch.
     
  8. cottagecheesefan Gold Belt

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    Because it has GRRM's name attached to it? Derp
     
  9. Hankooks Stronger than you. Banned

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    That fat bastard needs to focus on finishing ice and fire. Fuck anything else he's working on.
     
  10. method115 Titanium Belt

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    Sounds pretty good.
     
  11. Tyrannosaurus rex GrizzlyTitan

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    Sounds cool. Looking forward to this.

    Also, now that we are on the subject of GRRM's work being adapted, I want Fevre Dream to be adapted to a movie or a series.
     
  12. Lethal R.I.P. Hana Kimura Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Definitely has potential, will be interesting to see who they cast also.
     
  13. Rhett Henley MD Orange Belt

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    'Game of Elves' is cool but I prefer 'Vikings'.
     
  14. streets ahead Purple Belt

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    I think the Walking Dead has more notoriety than Game of Thrones.
     
  15. Hogey Red Belt

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    Wtf no way dude. Please stop.
     
  16. cottagecheesefan Gold Belt

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    It does not, but even if it were more popular... I have watched 6 seasons of TWD, and I didn't recognize the name, is that the writer of the comic?

    Yea, most people don't recognize that can's name. Most people these days recognize not only George R R Martin, but also GRRM, Martin, the GOT book writer, etc. Bad arguing point.
     

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