HBO plans ‘Snow Crash’ series

Writer Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street), director Joe Cornish (The Kid Who Would Be King)
Writer Michael Bacall, Director Joe Cornish

Huge news for Science Fiction Fans. Apparently HBO plans ‘Snow Crash’ series a series based on Neal Stephensons ‘Snow Crash‘(affiliate link). Next to William Gibsons ‘Neuromancer‘, the book has been among the most influential books of the cyberpunk genre.

When the book came out in the early nineties and it described a dystopian, yet near term future. The main character, Hiro Protagonist, starts out delivering Pizza, for a company that promises free delivery should the service not be quick enough.

The book was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1993 and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994. Personally I remember when Michael Abrash mentioned the book as a personal inspiration to leave Microsoft and start something different. Michael Abrash of later ID Software then built something based upon the meta-verse that made up Snow Crash: and the result became Quake, whereas the game itself again inspired an entire generation of computer culture.

Now that HBO plans ‘Snow Crash’ series memories come back, and I’m really forward to a great show.

HBO Max has put in development Snow Crash, a series based on Neal Stephenson’s sci-fi novel, from writer Michael Bacall and director Joe Cornish.


via Nerdcore.