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Author Topic: New R.R. Martin TV series optioned: Wildcards  (Read 182 times)

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New R.R. Martin TV series optioned: Wildcards
« on: August 08, 2016, 07:41:33 AM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/george-rr-martin-has-another-tv-show-in-the-works/ar-BBvlCu1?ocid=spartandhp

Given the general success of superhero media right now, particularly "darker" takes on the genre this might be the right time for Wildcards. Martin's name carries some popular weight as well.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 10:43:26 AM »
That makes a lot of sense really.  Wild Cards is the series that made me hate George RR Martin so much that I refuse to read or watch Game of Thrones.  But in this time of supermania and with Game of Thrones being so big, it's a no brainer.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 03:57:50 PM »
Quote from: David Johansen;911960
That makes a lot of sense really.  Wild Cards is the series that made me hate George RR Martin so much that I refuse to read or watch Game of Thrones.  But in this time of supermania and with Game of Thrones being so big, it's a no brainer.


What specifically did you not like about it? I am just curious because I was thinking of checking it out after learning about the premise, but would like to hear what others who have read it think about it before I make the time investment.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 05:51:45 PM »
All told, Martin's schtick is to always go there.  Want a sympathetic character to be gang banged to death, Martin's your man.  Want the villain to slit a prostitute's throat and fuck her in it?  He's your guy.  Yeah, you can keep him.
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