A new sci-fi adventure is about to become a television show. According to Variety, Stampede Ventures and wiip have joined forces to adapt Gareth L. Powell’s Embers of War. For the moment, it looks like they will only work on the first installment in the epic sci-fi novel series that follows a sentient warship called Trouble Dog. Powell’s complete trilogy also consists of 2019’s Fleet of Knives and 2020’s Light of Impossible Stars. The author will have a role on the project as he will serve as co-executive producer. Gary Graham will adapt the story for television, with Breck Eisner as director.
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The official synopsis for the Embers of War book reads:
“The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organisation dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.
Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn’t know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe find themselves at the centre of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight.”
The producers have yet to announce an official release date for the project.
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Recommended Reading: Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell
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