This from George RR Martin’s “Not a Blog”:

377283_300“Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has acquired the rights to adapt our long-running Wild Cards series of anthologies and mosaic novels for television. Development will begin immediately on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series. Melinda M. Snodgrass, my assistant editor and right-hand man on Wild Cards since its inception, the creator of Dr. Tachyon, Double Helix, and Franny Black, and a seasoned television writer/ producer whose credits include STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (“Measure of a Man”), REASONABLE DOUBTS, THE PROFILER, and STAR COMMAND, is attached as an executive producer on the project, together with Gregory Noveck of RED, Slow Learner, and SyFy Films.”

Immediate development means the new series will be airing in 1-2 year time frame, probably more toward the latter part of the time, unless development is on a super fast track. Fans of GoT not familiar with the universe will notice a huge difference–the Wild Cards universe is expansive and includes multiple places to enter the story. It is intentionally open-ended and includes the work of several authors, not just GRRM. The good news is that viewers won/t have to wait around for the novels to come out to end the series. The bad news? There is no ending.