George R. Stewart’s Earth Abides To Be Limited MGM+ Series

A new sci-fi limited series based on George R. Stewart’s Earth Abides is expected from MGM+ in late 2024. Keep reading for more details!

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Get excited, science fiction fans! MGM+ has approved the production of an Earth Abides limited series, an adaptation of George R. Stewart’s sci-fi novel. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series so far.

What is Earth Abides?

Earth Abides tells the story of a man called Ish and his life after an air-borne plague sweeps the earth and wipes out most of mankind. After waking up from a coma and realizing he is left all alone, Ish is forced into a life of caution and solitude. Traveling from San Francisco to New York, he meets a few other survivors, none of whom he feels the need to stay with long-term.

What do we know about the series?

The series will star Alexander Ludwig, previously on Vikings, as Ish, a young geologist. Production will begin April 8 in Vancouver, with showrunner Todd Komarnicki and executive producer Kearie Peak, as well as Michael Phillips and Juliana Maio from Lighthouse Productions.

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According to Deadline, it was said by Komarnicki:

It has been an unmitigated thrill to adapt such a seminal sci-fi work, and the themes illuminated by George Stewart 75 years ago could not be more meaningful and timelier for the world we are living in today.

Written almost a century ago, the message of hope and humanity still prevails to this day, teaching us that despite the sadness and pain we see on a daily basis, it is kindness and compassion that will push us forward as a society. The series is set to be released later this year!


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