Red Mars, the beginning of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy of books is set to be adapted for television on Spike TV according to Variety.
The series is said to follow the main theme of the books, which is the questions of: “What is it to be human when we are no longer of earth?”
“This series shines a light onto many views of what it means to be human, and asks if can we sustain our humanity under incredible duress,” said Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original series at Spike TV. “We are thrilled to partner with such an accomplished producer as Vince Gerardis to tell this incredible and thought-provoking story.”
Vince Gerardis is best known for his work on Game of Thrones and the former ABC series Flash Forward. Robinson will consult on the series.