George RR Martin ‘Wild Cards’ Series in the Works at Universal Cable

“Game of Thrones” author’s sci-fi series would come to life on the small screen

Last Updated: August 7, 2016 @ 12:36 PM

Exciting news for “Game of Thrones” fans: Another alternate world devised by author George R.R. Martin may be coming to television.

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) acquired the rights to develop Martin’s sci-fi series “Wild Cards.”

Martin made the announcement on his blog.

The author described the works as long-running anthologies and mosaic novels.

Development with UCP starts immediately “on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series,” wrote Martin.

Melinda M. Snodgrass, Martin’s assistant editor who has worked with him on “Wild Cards” from the start, will be developing the project on the author’s behalf along with Gregory Noveck of “RED,” Slow Learner and SyFy Films.

Snodgrass’ television writing and producing credits include “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (“Measure of a Man”), “Reasonable Doubts,” “The Profiler” and “Star Command.”

UCP, part of NBCUniversal’s cable division, created Golden Globe-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” the series “Colony,” “Royal Pains,” “Suits” and more.

“I hope you’re as excited as I am,” wrote Martin. “Of course, Hollywood is Hollywood, and nothing is ever certain in development… but I think I hope I cross my fingers that the ‘Wild Cards’ will be coming to your home screens in the next year or two.”