Wild Cards TV Series Coming
George R.R. Martin‘s Wild Cards book series is being made into TV series by Universal Cable Productions. The 22-long book series wouldn’t be written or overseen by Martin. He has an exclusive development deal with HBO that precludes him from taking part in developing his work for another TV channel. In addition, he is busy writing A Song of Ice and Fire: The Winds of Winter. Martin didn’t take part in the writing of Season 6 of Game of Thrones because of The Winds of Winter and that holds true for Wild Cards. Melinda M. Snodgrass and Gregory Noveck will be producing Wild Cards.
Wild Cards is a series of science fiction superhero shared universe anthologies, mosaic novels, and solo novels written by a collection of authors known as the Wild Cards Trust and edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. Set largely during an alternate history of post-World War II United States, the series follows humans who contracted the Wild Card virus, an alien virus that rewrites DNA and mutates survivors; those who acquire minor or crippling physical conditions are known as Jokers, and those who acquire superhuman abilities are known as Aces.
More detail on the world of Wild Cards:
The shared world of the Wild Cards diverged from our own on September 15, 1946 when an alien virus was released in the skies over Manhattan, and spread across an unsuspecting Earth. Of those infected, 90% died horribly, drawing the black queen, 9% were twisted and deformed into jokers, while a lucky 1% became blessed with extraordinary and unpredictable powers and became aces. The world was never the same.
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