Spike TV has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Red Mars, a scripted drama based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s best-selling “hard” science-fiction trilogy about the colonization and terraforming transformation of Mars into a place where humans can live sustainably. It will premiere in January 2017.
The Red Mars TV series, named after the first book in the trilogy, had been on fast-track development at Spike since the network took in the project last fall with HBO’s Game Of Thrones co-executive producer Vince Gerardis as executive producer and Robinson as consultant. Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski was then brought in to write and executive produce the adaptation. Skydance Television (Manhattan, Grace and Frankie) came on board as studio, with the company’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross executive producing.
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