J. Michael Straczynski To Write ‘Red Mars’ Drama Series Project

J. Michael Straczynski To Write Spike TV’s Red Mars Drama Series Project

Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski has been tapped to write Red MarsSpike TV’s scripted drama series project in development 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

The TV series adaptation, named after the first book in the trilogy, has been on fast-track development at Spike since the network took in the project in October with HBO’s Game Of Thrones co-executive producer Vince Gerardis as producer and Robinson as consultant.

The three novels — Red Mars (1993), Green Mars (1994) and Blue Mars (1996), which have won Nebula and Hugo Awards — are regarded as the best books written on the subject and a holy grail for science fiction fans.

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