George R.R. Martin’s book series Wild Cards is reportedly going to be turned into two separate television series for Hulu, according to Deadline.

  • A writers room is reportedly about to open to work on two new series that would potentially set up a Wild Cards universe.
  • The project comes from Universal Cable Productions and will be produced by Andrew Miller and executive produced by Melinda Snodgrass, Vince Gerardis and Martin.
  • Martin announced that Universal Cable Productions had purchased the television rights to his book series back in 2016, but will not be involved with the adaptation.
  • Martin is most famously known for authoring the incredibly popular Game of Thrones series.
  • Amazon offers the following description of Wild Cards:
    • There is a secret history of the world―a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces―those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed Jokers―cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.
  • Wild Cards was originally published in 1987.
  • You can order a copy of the first Wild Cards book here.

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