The series will be executive produced by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak of Mythology Entertainment; Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush of Scott Rudin Productions; and Joe Vecchio of Vecchio Entertainment
The 1961 novel follows Valentine Michael Smith, a human who was born on Mars and raised by Martians when everyone on the space expedition to the planet dies. When a follow-up mission is mounted 25 years later, they find Valentine as the sole human survivor, and insist he return to Earth with them. What follows is Valentine’s exploration of human culture, including his founding of a new religion.
The book received the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1962 and was the first science fiction novel to appear on The New York Times Book Review’s bestseller list. In 2012, the Library of Congress included the book in the “Books That Shaped America” expedition.