Frederik Pohl’s beloved and bestselling Gateway series is about to be adapted for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Josh Pate (ABC’s Blood and Oil, USA’s Good vs. Evil) and Battlestar Galactica alum David Eick will adapt the source material. Eick will revise Pate’s pilot script and serve as showrunner, with both attached to exec produce the Universal Cable Productions entry alongside the De Laurentiis Co.’s Martha De Laurentiis, former Entertainment One Television executive Michael Rosenberg and Lorenzo De Maio. eOne senior vp U.S. scripted development Gerard Bocaccio will oversee the project for the company.
Gateway, which won the prized Hugo and Nebula awards, takes place in a world in which humanity has discovered an asteroid teeming with the long abandoned spaceships of an advanced alien race — the Heechee — setting in motion a gold rush for alien artifacts and technology. The ships are preprogrammed, transporting their voyagers to distant worlds of riches — or certain death. Undaunted by the peril or the odds, prospector Robinette Broadhead gambles everything on a journey to Gateway. After one nightmare mission, he returns to extraordinary wealth and luxury, but is haunted by the loss of his crewmates, including the love of his life.
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