Stampede Ventures and wiip are teaming up to produce a series adaptation of the first book in author Gareth L. Powell’s epic sci-fi novel series Embers of War.
In the story, “the sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone she joins the House of Reclamation, an organization dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission. Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn’t know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe find themselves at the center of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight.”
The book will be adapted as a TV series by Gary Graham with Breck Eisner (The Expanse, The Crazies, The Last Witchhunter) brought on to direct. Both will also executive produce along with Greg Silverman and Paul Shapiro of Stampede alongside wiip. The author of the book will serve as co-executive producer.