Well, here’s some great news for fans of George R.R. Martin. Not one, but two TV adaptations are on the way for one of the iconic author’s properties.
Via Deadline, Hulu is moving forward with two Wild Cards-driven shows through Universal Cable Productions. To date, there have been 27 volumes for Wild Cards, with the first book in the series published back in 1987. An anthology effort that spans across a shared universe, the origins of this book series began life during Martin’s tabletop gaming days, in which he and a group of likeminded souls ultimately decided to write their own superhero and sci-fi tales.
The official blurb on the Wild Cards property reads:
Wild Cards explores an alternate world that was forever changed by the Wild Card virus. In 1946, the virus was released over New York City before infecting victims across the globe. 90% of the infected were killed, while 9% of the population was left with crippling mutations. However, 1% of the population gained super powers after being infected. In the aftermath, the empowered humans were called Aces, and the mutants were called Jokers.
Universal Cable Productions actually nabbed the rights to Wild Cards in 2016, and these two upcoming shows will be penned and produced by The Secret Circle’s Andrew Miller. Similarly, both shows will have George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass and Vince Gerardis on producing duties, too.
Expect more on both these shows as we get it.