Syfy to adapt Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award winning novel, Spin

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Jan 16, 2015, 10:10 AM EST (Updated)

In the wake of the first trailer for its upcoming new sci-fi series The Expanse, Syfy (Disclosure - Syfy is Blastr's corporate parent) has announced today at the Television Critics Association press tour that it's going to adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award-winning novel Spin as a six-hour miniseries.

Screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper) has signed on to adapt the 2005 sci-fi novel, which is described as “a stunning combination of a galactic 'what if' and a small-scale, very human story,” to the small screen.

Here's an excerpt from the novel’s official description (Warning - if you wish to remain completely and totally spoiler-free, you might want to skip it):

Spin is Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award-winning masterpiece—a stunning combination of a galactic “what if” and a small-scale, very human story. One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives. The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk—a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. Life on Earth is about to get much, much stranger.

A best-selling novel, Spin is the first in a trilogy that also includes Axis and Vortex

Universal Cable Productions will produce the upcoming miniseries, along with Rob Morrow’s Bits and Pieces Picture Company and Olympus Pictures’ Leslie Urdang. No word yet on when we can expect to see this on our TV screens, though.

Are you excited to see Robert Charles Wilson’s Spin being adapted as a miniseries ... and more science fiction from Syfy?

(via Coming Soon)