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Amazon is working on Snow Crash, Ringworld and Lazarus TV shows

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Amazon is currently in pre-production, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. They are adding three new sci-fi shows to the list and they all have huge amounts of potential.

    • Lazarus – Based on a comic book by Greg Rucka (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), is set in an alternative near future, where the world has been divided among 16 rival families, who run their territories in a feudal system. Each family has allies and enemies among the other families. To crush uprisings and fight wars, most families have a Lazarus: a one-person kill squad. Rucka serves as writer and executive producer on “Lazarus,” along with Michael Lark (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) and Angela Cheng Caplan.
    • Snow Crash – Based on Neal Stephenson’s cult novel, is a one-hour science fiction drama set in futuristic America. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain. A co-production with Paramount Television, “Snow Crash” is executive produced by Joe Cornish (“Ant-Man”) and Frank Marshall (“Back to the Future”).
    • Ringworld – A co-production with MGM, is based on Larry Niven’s sci-fi book series from the 70’s. It tells the story of Louis Gridley Wu, a bored man celebrating his 200th birthday in a technologically-advanced, future Earth. Upon being offered one of the open positions on a voyage, Louis joins a young woman and two aliens to explore Ringworld, the remote artificial ring beyond “Known Space.”

I have read and enjoyed both Snow Crash and Ringworld. I can see them making great shows as long as they have the budget to make them look good. I have yet to read Lazarus, but it sounds very cool and I do like Rucka’s work.

What are your thoughts on the three projects? Do you think they will work as TV shows?

Source: Variety

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