George R.R. Martin Superhero Show Coming to TV

Monday, 08 August 2016 - 7:38PM
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 7:38PM
George R.R. Martin Superhero Show Coming to TV
After the runaway success of HBO's Game of Thrones, it's not surprising that author George R.R. Martin has another TV show in the works. What is surprising is that it has nothing to do with dragons.

Wild Cards is a sci-fi superhero series that will soon be heading to television, according to Martin's blog. The franchise consists of a number of novels that are written by a collection of sci-fi writers, but are largely edited, overseen, and were started by Martin. The novels take place in an alternate world where an alien virus known as Wild Card has infected a portion of the population after World War II. Some people are disfigured by the virus, and are known as jokers. Others gain superhuman abilities as a result of their infection, and they're called Aces. Some of the infected become heroes, some become villains, and conflict ensues.

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No word yet on a network, but the series will be executive produced by Martin's co-mastermind on the books, Melinda M. Snodgrass (who's also written for Star Trek: TNG), as well as Gregory Noveck (RED). It's also worth noting that the series consists of 22 books, which means it's in little danger of being overtaken by its TV version like a certain other series (cough, Game of Thrones, cough).
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