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After Game of Thrones, George RR Martin’s Wild Cards series is coming to television

Game of Thrones maybe nearing its end, but fans of George RR Martin have something more to look forward to. Martin's long-running Wild Cards will be made into a TV series as well.

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If you are a crazy Game of Thrones fan, you’d get this. Since last six years, we sit in anticipation of April to come with another season of the show, and an amazing month of suspense to resume. Though there are still more seasons coming up, it was still depressing to hear that Game of Thrones will be ending after the eighth season. So, what is a super fan to do? What will we to look forward to now? RR Martin says — Wild Cards! Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security

Yes, that’s true. George RR Martin isn’t done with television yet, and we are thankful for that. Martin recently posted on Live Journal, “We have some exciting new for all the Wild Cards fans out there. Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has acquired the rights to adapt our long-running Wild Cards series of anthologies and mosaic novels for television. Development will begin immediately on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series. Melinda M. Snodgrass, my assistant editor and right-hand man on Wild Cards since its inception, the creator of Dr. Tachyon, Double Helix, and Franny Black, and a seasoned television writer/producer whose credits include Star Trek: The Next generation (“Measure of a Man”), Reasonable Doubts, The Profiler, and Star Command, is attached as an executive producer on the project, together with Gregory Noveck of RED, Slow Learner, and SyFy Films.” Also Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2

However, RR Martin wouldn’t personally be working on the Wild Card series, since he is currently in contract with HBO, writing the Winds of Winter. Also Read - Mobile internet suspended in Haryana till 5PM on February 1, 2021

Wild Cards is a long-running series of shared universe anthologies, mosaic novels, books, and graphic novels, which are written by a group of 30 authors, called the Wild Cards Trust. The series is about a fictional universe set up in the post World War II time, which was infected by an alien virus, killing about 90 percent people on the planet. The first volume was published in 1986, and a total of 22 volumes have been published till now. The 23rd volume is scheduled to be launched sometime this month, and three more are in the pipeline.

RR Martin still did not make it clear which of the stories will be adapted for the show, and which characters will be featured. But he does say that it’s almost certain that The Sleeper, Croyd Crenson, would feature in the television series.

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  • Published Date: August 8, 2016 6:00 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 8, 2016 6:51 PM IST



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