Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage trilogy is ready in an 18th century-inspired world the place mages draw energy from gunpowder. And now it’s coming to TV!
When you suppose fantasy, flintlock rifles might not be the very first thing to come back to thoughts. But that might quickly change. Deadline broke the information on Thursday that Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage e book trilogy goes to be making the leap to the small display.
McClellan’s Powder Mage sequence is commonly labeled as Flintlock Fantasy, due in no small half to the truth that the story’s magic system relies round gunpowder. The Nine Nations is a world that attracts inspiration from the 18th century, so know-how like flintlock weapons and cannons are proper on the forefront…together with the sequence’ titular powder mages, these uncommon individuals who can acquire magical talents from close by gunpowder. The story is full of political intrigue and warfare, duels, magic and thriller.
Powder Mage follows Field Marshal Tamas, who orchestrates a coup d’etat within the first e book’s opening pages to overthrow the corrupt monarchy of Adro. Tamas and his son Taniel are each navy officers in addition to powder mages, and the bulk of the sequence follows their makes an attempt to finish a bloody civil warfare and stave off an excellent bigger risk as historical gods start to return.
Joseph Mallozzi, showrunner of the Hulu sci-fi present Utopia Falls, shall be on the helm. He additionally did loads of work the Stargate reveals SG-1, Atlantis and Universe, which makes me very excited for what he may do with a Powder Mage adaptation.
The present shall be made with Canadian manufacturing firms No Equal Entertainment (Bitten) and Frantic Films (Baroness Von Sketch Show). Mallozzi is government producing the present together withNo Equal Entertainment’s J.B. Sugar, Frantic Films’ Jamie Brown and creator Brian McClellan.
“I’m delighted to be working with No Equal and Joseph Mallozzi to bring Brian McClellan’s wonderful epic fantasy novels to a television audience,” mentioned Jamie Brown, the CEO of Frantic Films. “These acclaimed stories are packed with action and compelling characters embedded in the fascinating and emerging genre of Flintlock Fantasy. We can’t wait to adapt them for the small screen.”
“What struck me about talking with J.B. and Joe wasn’t just their professionalism, but their fandom,” added McClellan. “They love the books, and that’s the biggest compliment an author can get. I’m absolutely thrilled that such a talented group will work to adapt Powder Mage to TV. I’m a huge admirer of Joe’s work, and I can’t wait to see what he does to bring this series to life.”
Currently, the present order seems to be for a pilot solely, although Deadline studies that Mallozzi has his eye on showrunning the total sequence as properly if it will get the inexperienced mild. Here’s hoping, as a result of this seems like it might be a reasonably distinctive among the many different fantasy reveals popping out within the close to future.
To keep updated on all the things fantasy, science fiction, and WiC, comply with our all-encompassing Facebook web page and join our unique publication.
Get HBO, Starz, Showtime and MORE for FREE with a no-risk, 7-day free trial of Amazon Channels