Amazon Studios lays out plan for must-see sci-fi TV

Snow Crash book cover art
Seattle author Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” tells the story of a pizza-delivering, sword-wielding computer whiz. (Turtleback Books)

In its quest to find the next “Game of Thrones,” Amazon Studios is reportedly adding three science-fiction series to its list of production prospects, including Seattle author Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash.”

The two other projects mentioned in Variety’s report would be based on Larry Niven’s “Ringworld” and Greg Rucka’s “Lazarus” comic book.

Variety quoted from an internal email in which studio head Roy Price said he was “bullish” about the lineup emerging for 2018 and 2019. “The biggest takeaway is that once again, our overall content investment is increasing, which will allow us to continue to meet customer demand around the world for high quality and engaging programming,” Price was quoted as saying.

We reached out to Amazon, but the company says there’s nothing to report beyond what’s been written.

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By Alan Boyle

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