Frederik Pohl's Gateway coming to TV?

News Michael Noble 11 Mar 2014 - 17:20

Award-winning sci-fi novel being adapted by company behind Dune...

Frederik Pohl, who died last year at the age of 93, was a prolific author of science fiction and a writer whose ideas still resonate today. That resonance is just one of the reasons that his 1977 novel Gateway has been the subject of frantic bidding by TV production companies. 

It would seem that the bidding has now stopped with the winning parties being Entertainment One Television and the De Laurentiis Company, who between them have production credits for Conan the Barbarian, Dune, Hell on Wheels and The Walking Dead. The companies are in the process of hiring a writer/showrunner for the project, which is still in its very early stages.

Gateway tells the story of Robinette Stetley Broadhead, who travels to the titular space station, which was built into a hollow asteroid by an alien race known as the Heechee, whose technology is only partly understood by humankind. 

Pohl wrote several Heechee stories, suggesting that, if successful, this project could run into several seasons. 

We'll keep you updated with more information as it becomes available. 

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