Iron Man writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will are scripting a pilot based on the The Expanse space opera series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, Variety reports.
“The Expanse” will be an hourlong scifi drama with elements of a detective procedural, centring on a cover-up of the discovery of alien life. Alcon [Television Group] said it is developing the project in direct-to-series fashion internally before shopping to networks.
I’ll be interested to see how the books translate to screen; I raved about the first two way back in January and I still recommend it after Abaddon’s Gate, came out in June.
Abraham and Franck, who co-write under the Corey pen name, just turned in the final version of upcoming Star Wars novel, Honor Among Thieves, into Del Rey.
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It’s kind of hard to tell one way or the other from the way that the article is phrased, but it seems almost like they’re aiming at a prequel story set in the universe. That’s probably the smartest way that they can go, too…Those books would be seriously expensive to translate to TV.
The first book is pretty much a mystery though. A prequel would not have nearly as much Shit Going Down.
But yeah, it’s definitely not going to be cheap.
Exciting news. And yeah, very interested to see how it gets adapted.
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