Another George R.R. Martin Book Series Is Coming To TV, And It Could Be The Next ‘Game Of Thrones’

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The fate of Westeros may be up in the air, but it looks like another one of George R.R. Martin’s stories is about to get the TV treatment!

The Game of Thrones author took to LiveJournal  on Saturday (Aug. 6) to announce that Universal Cable Productions and acquired the rights to his Wild Cards anthologies.

“Development will begin immediately on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series,” wrote Martin before going on to explain a bit more about his sci-fi superhero anthology series.

According to Martin’s own description, the events of Wild Cards are set up after an alien virus is released over Manhattan on September 15, 1946, and continues to spread across the world.

“Of those infected, 90 percent die horribly, drawing the black queen, 9 percent were twisted and deformed into jokers, while a lucky 1 percent became blessed with extraordinary and unpredictable powers and became aces,” wrote Martin. “The world was never the same.”

For his part, Martin seems thrilled that the rights to Wild Cards has been picked up because there’s a lot of potential to tell a wide variety of stories within this realm.

“Wild Cards is a series of books, graphic novels, games…but most of all it is universe, as large and diverse and exciting as the comic book universe of Marvel and DC,” explained the author. “There are thousands of stories to be told in the world of the Wild Cards, and Gregory [Noveck] and Melinda [M. Snodgrass] and UPC ope to be able to tell many of them.”

Are you excited for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards anthologies to get adapted for television? Let us know in the comments below!

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