Spike TV has given a 10-episode straight-to-series sequence to Red Mars, a scripted play array plan formed on Kim Stanley Robinson’s best-selling “hard” science-fiction trilogy about a colonization and terraforming mutation of Mars into a place where humans can live sustainably.
Red Mars would be Spike TV’s first play array in a decade. That eminence was creatively ostensible to go to a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Harvest, systematic to array in August, though that array recently fell through, with Spike coronet going behind to a sketch board.
The Red Mars TV series, named after a initial book in a trilogy, had been on fast-track growth during Spike given a network took in a project last fall with HBO’s Game Of Thrones co-executive writer Vince Gerardis as executive writer and Robinson as consultant. Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski was afterwards brought in to write and executive furnish a adaptation. Skydance Television (Manhattan, Grace and Frankie) came on house as studio, with a company’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross executive producing.
“The heart and essence of Red Mars is about humanity,” pronounced Sharon Levy, Spike’s EVP, Original Series. “This organisation of strangers contingency find a approach to live together and tarry underneath a many daunting conditions humankind has ever faced to turn a initial vital era of Martians.”
The 3 novels — Red Mars (1993), Green Mars (1994) and Blue Mars (1996), that have won Nebula and Hugo Awards — are regarded as a best books created on a theme and a holy grail for scholarship novella fans.