J. Michael Straczynski has a long and proud history in writing. He has a wide and varied portfolio, ranging from prestige films such as Changeling, to comics, such as Spider-Man and Thor. However, unquestionably his most enduring creation has to be the Sci-Fi epic, Babylon 5. However, the strange thing is, since this project, he has been relatively uninvolved with the genre that he helped pioneer.
Today, I bring good news to the fans of sci-fi, as Straczynski has announced he will be returning to the genre again. The TV show that will be an adaptation of The Martian Trilogy, called Red Mars.
According to the synopsis, Red Mars “Follows the first settlers charged with terraforming a mysterious planet, all of whom have competed to be a part of the mission. The series delves into the lives of these relative strangers, cut off from everything they’ve ever known and living in the harshest environment imaginable. Over time, viewers will witness the mind-blowing evolution of humans and technology as they learn to adapt in their inhospitable new home.”
Honestly, any time Straczynski announces a new product, I immediately become interested. While not every work by Straczynski is a success – I am still not a fan of Sense8 – one cannot deny the importance of his work. Colour me intrigued for a journey to the red planet… See what I did there.