After two years of development at Hulu, and adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards is being moved to the NBCUniversal-owned Peacock, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Wild Cards was reported to be adapted into two separate series for Hulu back in 2018.
  • The project remains in the development stage and the search is underway for a new writer.
  • Andrew Miller was previously attached as the lead writer for the two interconnected series.
  •  Miller had reportedly written 10 total episodes for the two series before they were deemed “too dark” for Hulu.
  • Melinda Snodgrass, who co-edited the Wild Cards book series with Martin, is still attached as an executive producer.
  • Snodgrass had previously been attached to write a screenplay for a Wild Cards feature film that eventually stalled.
  • Martin is also attached as an executive producer.
  • The Wild Cards franchise is a series of anthologies mosaic novels and stand-alone stories set in a shared universe, written by a variety of authors.
  • The first book was published in 1987 and the franchise has since grown to include a total of 27 books from four publishers and more new titles in the works.
  • It is unclear at the moment if Peacock plans to turn Wild Cards into a larger franchise.

More on Wild Cards:

  • 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.
  • You can order a copy of the first Wild Cards book here.