George RR Martin's Wild Cards TV Series Now Headed To Hulu

Lawrence Kim
November 14, 2018

Both series will be written (and executive produced) by Andrew Miller, who has an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions.

The series has ben worked on by various writers through the years, with Martin contributing occasionally, but largely editing others' tales, a factor that became increasingly necessary with his duties on the Thrones books and TV series. Miller, who is now under an overall deal at UCP, recently helmed the "Tremors" pilot at Syfy that saw the return of the original film's star Kevin Bacon. It's set in an alternative 1946 NY hit by an alien virus that kills most of those it touches.

Wild Cards, which Martin edited alongside Melinda Snodgrass, was launched in 1986. A small (lucky) group of the survivors developed super powers, however. Called the Wild Card virus, it has passed down through generations, and can go undetected until suddenly activated by a traumatic event - at which point the carrier is either killed, mutated or granted god-like powers. Since then, 26 more Wild Cards collections featuring 41 writers have been released across four different publishers. To date, over two dozen books in the series have been published. The A Song of Ice and Fire (ASoIaF) author came up with the idea for the anthology from the time he spent as gamemaster for the RPG Superworld.

At UCP, Martin also executive produces Nightflyers, based on his novella, which was picked up to series by Syfy with Netflix as worldwide distributor.

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