Frederik Pohl's Sci-Fi Classic 'Gateway' to Be Adapted for TV


Frederik Pohl's Sci-Fi Classic 'Gateway' to be Adapted for TV


The love for all things sci-fi continues, with networks racing to pick up more space-age tales of drama and intrigue.

According to Deadline, Frederik Pohl’s sci-fi saga ‘Gateway’ may be the next other-worldly tale to hit the small screen. As reported, eOne TV has teamed up with De Laurentiis Co. to develop and produce a televised adaptation of the 1977 novel.

The world of ‘Gateway’ is as follows: humans now inhabit a space station built by an ancient alien race, but their technology is not yet fully understood. Robinette Broadhead is one of many reckless gamblers who undertake dangerous missions in alien spacecraft, as such vehicles are found all around the space station, with Broadhead and others assuming the role of test pilots.

So these human guinea pigs are sent aboard ships where they can set a destination, but know not how long it will take to get there, and there is the high likelihood that pressing the wrong button on the ship will lead to certain demise. However, there are rumors of riches should one successfully navigate to a habitable planet.

It all seems a bit complex, but the potential for adventure and peril is high. The novel won a Hugo Award, a Nebula Award, among others, and was made into a series of books.

In the very early stages, the project is now looking for a showrunner and writers.

Other sci-fi shows coming this year include CBS’s forthcoming ‘Extant’ starring Halle Berry and Netflix’s ‘Sense8’ from the Wachowski siblings.

- Gateway

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Mar 11th, 2014, 10:10 am

Image courtesy of St. Martin's Press


Message Posted On Mar 13th, 2014, 8:21 am
It pre-dates "Stargate" by many years: I'm almost 50 and I remember reading it in high school.

Message Posted On Mar 13th, 2014, 5:06 am
More like Stargate: Universe. In Atlantis they well knew where Atlantis was located, just couldn't make it back home via portal because energy source was depleted. In Universe they had to rush in the unknown or die instantly.

Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 12:32 pm
The initial summary of the book plot sounds suspiciously like Stargate Atlantis.