Hulu to Adapt George RR Martin Wild Cards Books into Multiple Series

Hulu is looking to get into the George R.R. Martin business as the streaming service has just picked up the rights to his Wild Cards series.

According to Deadline, Martin's Wild Cards is being developed at Hulu with the streaming service preparing a writers room for two new potential series centered around the books, with the goal of creating a Wild Cards universe. Both projects are set to be led by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle), who will serve as a writer and executive producer on both series.

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News of Wild Cards being developed for the small screen first surfaced back in 2016 when Martin revealed Universal Cable Productions had secured the rights to the title. Since then, the author has confirmed that the plan was to develop "two or three" different series set within the same universe, much like the books which tell various superhero stories set in a shared universe.

Prior to Martin's 2016 announcement, Wild Cards was reported to be in development by SyFy Films five years earlier. The deal fell apart somewhere along the line, with Wild Cards looking to finally come to fruition on the small screen. Wild Cards takes place in an alternate history where an alien virus rewrites DNA, leaving the survivors with crippling physical conditions or superhuman abilities. Martin debuted Wild Cards in 1987 as part of the anthology of the same name. The most recent book of the 20-plus book series, Texas Hold'em, was released earlier this month.

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Martin is not expected to be involved with Wild Cards as he is currently hard at work on the multiple prequels to Game of Thrones in development at HBO, as well as an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death.

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