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[03/25/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 25
Updates include: HBO's "Togetherness" to sign off after two seasons; Spike TV presses pause on "Red Mars" after showrunner exit; and The CW to redevelop "The Notebook," "Weaveworld" next season.

[03/14/16 - 11:17 AM]
Spike TV and Skydance Television Tap Greg Yaitanes to Direct "Red Mars" Series
"Red Mars" goes into production this summer and will consist of ten one-hour episodes, to debut in 2017.

[12/08/15 - 07:02 AM]
Spike Lands on "Red Mars" - Skydance Television Serves as Studio on New Original Scripted Series
The books, "Red Mars," "Green Mars," and "Blue Mars," chronicles mankind's colonization and transformation of the red planet, have been adapted in 21 languages and are regarded as the best novels ever written on the subject.

[01/21/15 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 21
Updates include: J. Michael Straczynski to spearhead "Red Mars" for Spike TV; "Game of Silence" added to NBC's pilot roster; and Ron White among the latest cast in Showtime's "Roadies."

[09/24/14 - 10:05 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Vince Gerardis to Develop Original Scripted Series "Red Mars"
The project is based on Kim Stanley Robinson's expansive "Mars Trilogy," his series of novels about the colonization and transformation of Mars.

[11/11/08 - 03:23 PM]
AMC Announces Rectify as New Series in Development
The legal drama, from creator Ray McKinnon, stars "The Shield's" Walton Goggins.

[10/03/08 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Announces Red Mars as New Series in Development
The project, which is based on the classic sci-fi novel by Kim Stanley Robinson, was previously in development at Sci Fi.

[10/20/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: October 14-20

[09/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Reimagines Two Hollywood Classics with Two Hollywood Greats

[04/05/04 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Announces 2005-06 Plans, 'Farscape'S' Return

[01/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
TCA Winter Press Tour: Sci Fi Channel

[07/10/03 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: July 10

[06/09/03 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 9

[04/01/03 - 12:00 AM]
Cable Upfront Presentations: Sci Fi Channel







RED MARS (SPIKE TV)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/1/03 - 3/25/16
STATUS:
currently in development (2016-2017 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10-episode series order rescinded on 3/25/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, March 2016) Emmy(R)-award winning television and film director Greg Yaitanes will serve as Director and Executive Producer for Spike's highly-anticipated scripted series "Red Mars," it was jointly announced today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series at Spike TV and Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television. Spike is bringing Kim Stanley Robinson's award-winning "Mars Trilogy" to television with Skydance Television serving as the studio on the original one-hour scripted series, titled "Red Mars." The books, "Red Mars," "Green Mars," and "Blue Mars," which chronicle mankind's colonization and transformation of the red planet, have been adapted in 21 languages and are regarded as the best novels ever written on the subject. "Red Mars" goes into production this summer and will consist of ten one-hour episodes, to debut in 2017.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dana Goldberg as EP
· David Ellison as EP
· Greg Yaitanes as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· J. Michael Straczynski as CRTR/EP
· Kim Stanley Robinson as BOOK/CONS
· Marcy Ross as EP
· Peter Noah as EP
· Vince Gerardis as EP
· Vlad Wolynetz as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Skydance Television