Robert Charles Wilson's Spin to Hit the Small Screen
The rights to Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo award-winning sci-fi novel "Spin" have just been purchased by Universal Cable Productions. They plan to adapt the book into an event series.
The story follows three childhood friends who witness the stars in the sky mysteriously vanish. NASA probes reveal a black energy barrier has surrounded the Earth, and time is traveling a billion times faster outside of the barrier. Civilization learns that it has five years left before the sun expands and consumes the planet. As the children grow up, they go their separate ways to try and save the world from annihilation. But with time running out, will mankind survive?
"We're excited to bring this masterpiece to life with Rob Morrow (co-producer) and the team at Olympus Pictures," says co-producer Leslie Urdang.
"Spin" marks the latest in UCP's foray into science fiction - their credits include SyFy's "Defiance," "Warehouse 13," and "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome." With such a captivating, character-driven plotline, this latest high-concept sci-fi story is sure to do well on television.