According to sources speaking to Variety, Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars has been green-lighted for a 10-episode TV adaptation on Spike TV.
Each episode will be an hour long, and J. Michael Straczynski, creator and writer of Babylon 5 and co-creator of Sense8 will serve as Red Mars’ writer, co-executive producer, and showrunner. Vince Gerardis, co-executive producer of Game of Thrones, will also serve as executive producer on Red Mars with Straczynski. Robinson will reportedly be an on-the-set consultant.
The Red Mars project has been on Spike TV’s plate for some time, but the network only just decided to move full-speed ahead with it, according to Variety. The show will go into production this summer and premiere in January 2017.