Martin announced on his livejournal site in 2016 that UCP had acquired the rights to adapt his Wild Cards book series, with Snodgrass and Gerardis executive producing.
The series is still going, and has over 40 authors, with blogs, ebooks, short stories, role-playing games, anthologies, comics and audiobooks spawning from the universe. Wild Cards is set in the present day and explores the horrific aftermath of the alien virus that killed 90% of those it infected. In the survivors, DNA was altered, creating grotesque physical deformities, except for a tiny percentage who develop super human powers instead. Now, after decades of sociological turmoil, having been worshipped, oppressed, exploited and ignored...More news: Arrests made in two looting incidents as Woolsey Fire continues to burn
The virus itself is called the "Wild Card Virus", because it is passed down over generations and can pop up at any time, sometimes triggered by traumatic events.More news: Dow futures up over 100 points after Monday's sharp pullback
The series has ben worked on by various writers through the years, with Martin contributing occasionally, but largely editing others' tales, a factor that became increasingly necessary with his duties on the Thrones books and TV series. The most recent entries, Low Chicago and Texas Hold'Em, were both released in 2018.
Game of Thrones may be ending soon... but TV's love affair with George R.R. Martin is just getting started. Martin may be having trouble putting pen to paper, but he's having no issue putting adaptations to the small screen.More news: Patrick Mahomes skips postgame after learning girlfriend's stepfather died at Chiefs game