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.
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