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‘Darkover’ novels pitched as TV series

Sci-fi author Bradley's work optioned by producers

The famed sci-fi “Darkover” novels may soon morph into a television series.

Producers Ilene Kahn Power and Elizabeth Stanley have secured the rights to author Marion Zimmer Bradley’s renowned novels and have already pitched the project to one cabler and are making presentations to others as well.

The series would be based on Bradley’s 20 books, some of which detail the colonization on a new planet where the inhabitants begin their own species.

“The novels have a huge fan following throughout the science fiction and fantasy communities internationally and Marion Zimmer Bradley was an inspiration to and a nurturer of many notable speculative fiction writers,” said Kahn Power.

Bradley’s estate first believed the “Darkover” books would best be adapted as a theatrical film, but Kahn Power and Stanley convinced the estate that TV was a more viable option.

Kahn Power is a former exec at HBO, where she produced telepics “Gia” and “Stalin,” among several others. Stanley has a sci-fi and horror background, with producing credits on “Trailers From Hell” and “The Dark Path Chronicles.”