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 government produced a number of exhibits within the Stargate universe, has teamed with Canadian manufacturing firms No Equal Entertainment, which makes Laura Vandervoort-fronted Bitten, and Baroness Von Sketch Show producer Frantic Films on the undertaking.
Mallozzi will write the pilot episode of the one-hour drama, with a view to showrunning a sequence. He will begin with the Promise of Blood e book in McClellan’s Powder Mage Universe.
The drama sequence will happen within the Nine Nations, a fictional world wherein magic collides with 18th century know-how towards the backdrop of political and social revolution. At the center of the story are Powder Mages, distinctive people who achieve magical skills from widespread gunpowder.
The sequence is a combat for survival as legendary gods return to battle for a world that has modified of their absence. It will characteristic epic battles, gritty magic, heart-stopping duels, crafty political maneuvers, intrepid investigators, and surprising betrayals.
The Powder Mage trilogy was first revealed in 2013 and has offered 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 Films 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 is the most important praise an creator can get. I’m completely thrilled that such a proficient group will work to adapt Powder Mage to TV. I’m an enormous admirer of Joe’s work, and I am unable to wait to see what he does to carry this sequence to life.”
“I’m delighted to be working with No Equal and Joseph Mallozzi to carry 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 cannot wait to adapt them for the small display screen,” mentioned Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic Films
“The Powder Mage novels had been dropped at my consideration by Joseph Mallozzi after we had the prospect to collaborate on his sequence Dark 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 Entertainment.