Hulu is reportedly developing multiple series based on the “Wild Cards” book series which is edited by “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin.
A writers room will be opened for two shows set in the universe with Universal Cable Productions and Hulu co-producing while Andrew Miller, who recently helmed Syfy’s “Tremors” pilot, is set to write and executive produce both projects.
Set in the present, the books explore the aftermath of an alien ‘Wild Card’ virus which was released over Manhattan in 1946 and killed 90% of those it infected. Amongst the survivors, DNA was altered creating grotesque physical deformities except for a tiny percentage who developed superhuman powers instead.
Said virus passed down through generations and can go undetected until suddenly activated by a traumatic event – at which point the carrier either dies, mutates or gets god-like powers. Now, victims of the virus want to define their own future.
Martin, Melinda Snodgrass and Vince Gerardis will also executive produce. Over forty authors have contributed to the series in the three decades they’ve been around with over two dozen books in the series have been published.