Syfy Working on ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ Adaptation

Syfy’s attempt to return to serious genre fiction continues, as they are now developing a television series based on Stranger in a Strange Land. Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch, Eli Bush, and Joe Vecchio are executive producing, with Julia Gunn as a co-executive producer.

Written by Robert Heinlein, the novel Stranger in a Strange Land was first published in 1961. It’s the story of a man, Valentine Michael Smith, who is raised by Martians and comes to Earth in early adulthood and how he affects terrestrial society. Stranger in a Strange Land is considered a classic by most fans of science fiction literature, and has had a fairly large impact on the culture — including introducing the word “grok” to the language.

A series based on this is an exciting prospect, and hopefully they do a good job with the property.

Via Deadline

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”