Lost and Heroes Director to Helm Adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars"

Monday, 14 March 2016 - 3:26PM
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Monday, 14 March 2016 - 3:26PM
Lost and Heroes Director to Helm Adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars"
Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars colonization classic Red Mars is coming to Spike TV next year, and the project now has a big name attached to it: Emmy-winning director Greg Yaitanes.

Robinson's Mars trilogy follows pioneers as they attempt to terraform and colonize Mars, with the first novel, Red Mars, telling the story of the first hundred Martian colonists. The renowned novels are optimistic in tone, portraying a socially progressive and scientifically-minded Mars while Earth suffers an environmental crisis, following the trend of utopian rather than dystopian sci-fi set by The Martian and several other recent works.

Yaitanes has had a long career in television, but is best known for his work on Lost, Heroes, House M.D., and Prison Break. He is also no stranger to adapting classic sci-fi novels, as he helmed the 2003 miniseries adaptation of Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. 

Red Mars will go into production this summer and will premiere on Spike TV sometime in 2017. The first season will consist of 10 hourlong episodes, with Yaitanes also serving as executive producer.

Via Deadline

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