George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards Universe Finds a Home at Hulu

The Hollywood Reporter dropped big news for GRRM fans yesterday; the Wild Cards series, helmed by Martin and Melinda Snodgrass, and featuring stories from many SFF luminaries, is coming to Hulu.

Hulu and Universal Cable Productions are near to a deal that would create a writers room for Wild Cards, helmed by Andrew Miller. The intent is to begin with two series and potentially expand to more, with Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, and Vince Gerardis executive producing the lot.

SyFy Films had initially acquired the rights to produce Wild Cards for film in 2011, with Snodgrass set to write the first screenplay. The rights reverted in 2016, leading to Martin and UCP making the deal to develop the series for television. Martin has also worked with UCP on the soon-to-air Nightflyers, based on his novella.

THR had this to say about the Wild Cards property:

The Wild Cards franchise is a shared universe of anthologies, mosaic novels and stand-alone stories written by a collection of authors and edited by Martin and co-editor Snodgrass. The book series launched after a long-running campaign of the Superworld role-playing game led by Martin and involving the original authors. Martin and Snodgrass developed the framework of the series, including the characters’ abilities and card-based terminology. The first book was published by Bamtam in 1987. To date, 27 books have been released by four publishers, with other new titles in the works. The source material has been adapted as comics, graphic novels and other RPGs.

For more information on plans for the Wild Cards universe, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.


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