The TV adaptation of the Wild Cards book series, which was created by A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin, will be released by Peacock. The show was originally set to be produced for Hulu.
Wild Cards was first announced back in 2018, with Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) announced as writer and showrunner. However, he is no longer involved, and the show is now in development for NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. Variety states that producers are currently looking for a new writer to take over the project. Martin will executively produce, with Melinda M. Snodgrass, who co-edits the book series.
Wild Cards is a long-running interconnected superhero universe that started in 1987 and spans many anthology books and standalone short stories, with more than 40 writers contributing to date. The series focuses on an alien pathogen that rewrites human DNA to either create superhuman powers or horrific deformities. The latest anthology, Knaves Over Queens, was published in 2019 and edited by Martin and Snodgrass.
In related news, it was reported last month that Martin will also produce an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s sci-fi story Roadmarks for HBO. The series will be written by Star Trek: Discovery’s Kalinda Vazquez.
As for The Winds of Winter, the next A Song of Ice and Fire novel, Martin recently revealed that he wrote “hundreds and hundreds of pages” for it in 2020. Unfortunately for fans who have been waiting years for the novel, Martin also stated “I will make no predictions on when I will finish.”