George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ Series Moves to Peacock

Looks like new Game of Thrones prequels aren’t the only thing George R.R. Martin is working on. The TV adaptation for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series is moving to NBC’s streaming service Peacock after originally being set up at Hulu.

In November 2018, Hulu announced their plan to develop two television shows based off the Wild Cards books, which are edited by George R.R. Martin along with Melinda M. Snodgrass. Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) was originally attached to write and executive produce the series, but the search for a new writer is currently underway. Even with the move to Peacock, Martin and Snodgrass are still on board as executive producers.


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According to Goodreads, the synopsis for the series is as follows: “In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleased in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one perfect gained superpowers.”

First published in 1987, the Wild Cards anthology series now features nearly 30 novels with over 40 different authors having contributed to the series since it was first released. The next installment of the series, which happens to be edited by Martin, is titled Joker Moon and is expected to be released on July 6th, 2021.

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