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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND: Syfy To Adapt Robert Heinlein Book As Series

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Syfy To Produce Series Based On Stranger In A Strange Land

Robert Heinlein’s classic science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land is to be adapted into a TV series by Syfy.

Although Heinlein is best-known for penning Starship Troopers, the writer’s 1961 novel is also fondly remembered by readers. Among those readers is NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chairwoman Bonnie Hammer, whose company is prepared to work with Syfy and Paramount TV to bring the book, which she described as “one of [her] favorite books ever”, to life on the the small screen:

Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians. The novel explores his interaction with—and eventual transformation of—terrestrial culture. It predicted many of the movements and messages of the 1960’s – from free love and hippie communes, to organized attempts at world peace.

Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak of Mythology Entertainment, Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush of Scott Rudin Productions, and Joe Vecchio of Vecchio Entertainment will serve as executive producers. Mythology’s Julia Gunn will serve as co-executive producer.

“Paramount TV is excited to have the opportunity to adapt Robert Heinlein’s seminal work of science fiction,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV.

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