Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Imperative to Develop SAND for Television

Announced today, on the first day of Comic Con here in San Diego: Imperative Entertainment, the company behind the reboot of NBC’s HEROES, is developing SAND for television.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news. You can read their coverage here.

I’m so thrilled with the team behind this. They totally got the novel and have an incredible vision for how to make this work with a scripted series that dives even deeper into this world (heh). More cool news about this soon.

Also: Some people who don’t have tickets to Comic Con but who want to get together and sign some stuff are looking to coordinate a meet-up. Things are crazy for me, so I’m thinking we do something near the Marriott Marquis, which is right beside the convention center. Maybe we could have mimosas on the deck by the pool. I think anyone can sneak in there. I’m looking at Saturday morning at 10am. Chime in with a comment below if that works for you.


35 replies to “Imperative to Develop SAND for Television”

I won’t be in the area, Hugh. But I wanted to say your willingness to meet with readers like this is one of the many things that make you a rock star. Keep on fighting the good fight!

I just wanted to say congratulations! How exciting to have Sand being made into a television series! Would you ever consider putting this into Kindle Worlds?

Wow! I did not see that…sorry! I bet the volume of books under Kindle World will increase once your next release comes out, and of course the television series would also give great exposure. Again, congratulations!
Oh, and this might be dumb question…but if you have KU, do you get access to the Kindle World books? Or is that completely separate?

I’m thrilled that Sand is being made into a TV series. Frankly, I’d be thrilled to see anything you’ve written adapted for film or TV (preferably TV because, ya know, it lasts longer)

Grrrr@Piper &Co who still havnt translated Sand in german language. I own the book in different editions but have not read it yet. Hopefully they jump in now. I will send them a mail again and again.
Well done Hugh. And before Wool… Whoever thought that.

Congrats HH, it’s just the first of many of your works to make the transition I’m sure. I really enjoyed Sand and was a little surprised that there didn’t seem to be a follow-up on the horizon, given the abrupt ending. But maybe this deal will have some influence on that possibility.

Loved this book, and I’m excited to see this come to life. Congrats on the success!!!

Congrats to Hugh!

I recently read Sand and found it very visual (in my head). The “main activity” will present an interesting production challenge, but I’m betting the result will be great.
Way to go!

Thanks! And the diving is really not much different than handling flying.

Very excited about this, Hugh! I’ve had my own SAND novella nearly written for more than a year… complete with a Jason Gurley cover. I’ll have to finish that. Such a fantastic world you created. I can’t wait to read your sequel… thrilled that you’re diving back in. (Couldn’t resist!)

I’m wondering if your sea voyages will inspire you to write a waterbound novel or two. Hey, is that title taken? WATERBOUND. Probably…

That’s amazing- Congrats! I can’t wait to see how your world is imagined on film!
Hope you’re having a blast at Comic Con! I’ll be performing a covert entry to the Marriot- I hope they have sand floors!

Hugh, I have listened to several of your podcasts and interviews and am enjoying Wool. Thanks for your continued inspiration for aspiring writers.

A small editorial note from an English Major: your About section ends abruptly in the first paragraph and should read: “This website is a history of both of those dreams.” Happy sailing.

Can not wait to “watch” Sand….how exciting to see your words/worlds realized in full technicolor. Your fans will be foaming at the mouth to “see” more, and more, and more……

Now if only you can get out of your movie deal and get WOOL developed for TV as well. It’ll be much better as a TV series than as a movie….

Hi Hugh, Just downloaded The Plagiarist from Kindle. You have done what I was thinking – selling works on Amazon at really good pricing – shorter pieces at around a dollar. I would be keen to know a bit of the “logistics” involved in getting things e-published and, importantly, the financial aspect. Are these “giveaways” or is there a profit at this price level? Will your prices increase with your “reputation”?

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