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Stop What You’re Doing: George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ is Becoming a TV Show

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In case you’re crazy and don’t know who George R.R. Martin is, he’s the brilliant soul behind Game of Thrones. Martin’s books, A Song of Ice and Fire, are the based that your beloved Game of Thrones is based on. And now, his novels Wilds Cards will be adapted by NBCUniversal’s Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Development will begin immediately.

Wild Cards starts in September 15, 1946 when an alien virus was released over Manhattan and basically destroyed the Earth. Of those infected, 90% died horribly, drawing the black queen, 9% were twisted and deformed into jokers, while a lucky 1% got supernatural powers.

Martin describes the series as follows:

Wild Cards is a series of books, graphic novels, games… but most of all it is a universe, as large and diverse and exciting as the comic book universes of Marvel and DC (though somewhat grittier, and considerably more realistic and more consistent), with an enormous cast of characters both major and minor. There are thousands of stories to be told in the world of the Wild Cards, and Gregory and Melinda and UPC hope to be able to tell many of them… Only one thing I can say for (almost) sure. You will be seeing Croyd Crenson, no matter shape the eventual show or shows ends up taking. It wouldn’t be Wild Cards without the Sleeper.

Great, now let’ go back to finishing A Song of Ice and Fire, shall we?

[via Coming Soon]

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