EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Mallozzi, showrunner of Hulu’s sci-fi drama Utopia Falls, is about to adapt Brian McClellan’s fantasy novels Powder Mage for tv.
The author/producer, who govt produced a number of exhibits within the Stargate universe, has teamed with Canadian manufacturing firms No Equal Leisure, which makes Laura Vandervoort-fronted Bitten, and Baroness Von Sketch Present producer Frantic Movies on the challenge.
Mallozzi will write the pilot episode of the one-hour drama, with a view to showrunning a sequence. He’ll begin with the Promise of Blood ebook in McClellan’s Powder Mage Universe.
The drama sequence will happen within the 9 Nations, a fictional world during which magic collides with 18th century expertise in opposition to the backdrop of political and social revolution. On the coronary heart of the story are Powder Mages, distinctive people who achieve magical talents from widespread gunpowder.
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The sequence is a battle for survival as legendary gods return to battle for a world that has modified of their absence. It’ll function epic battles, gritty magic, heart-stopping duels, crafty political maneuvers, intrepid investigators, and stunning betrayals.
The Powder Mage trilogy was first revealed in 2013 and has bought over 700,000 copies. Mallozzi will exec produce with No Equal’s J.B. Sugar, Frantic’s Jamie Brown, and McClellan.
Mallozzi mentioned, “I’m past excited to be working with J.B. Sugar and Frantic Movies in bringing to life a sequence adaptation of Brian McClellan’s masterful story of gunpowder and wizardry.”
McClellan added, “What struck me about speaking with J.B. and Joe wasn’t simply their professionalism, however their fandom. They love the books, and that’s the largest praise an creator can get. I’m completely thrilled that such a gifted group will work to adapt Powder Mage to TV. I’m an enormous admirer of Joe’s work, and I can’t wait to see what he does to convey this sequence to life.”
“I’m delighted to be working with No Equal and Joseph Mallozzi to convey Brian McClellan’s fantastic epic fantasy novels to a tv viewers. These acclaimed tales are filled with motion and compelling characters embedded within the fascinating and rising style of Flintlock Fantasy. We will’t wait to adapt them for the small display,” mentioned Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic Movies
“The Powder Mage novels had been delivered to my consideration by Joseph Mallozzi after we had the possibility to collaborate on his sequence Darkish Matter. I’m thrilled to be working with him once more, and with our companions at Frantic, to adapt McClellan’s wealthy universe of tales and distinctive model of fantasy right into a long-running sequence,” added J.B. Sugar, President of No Equal Leisure.