More Red Rising books and comics are coming, and a Red Rising TV show is in development. In an effort to keep all the updates straight, here’s a helpful guide for what’s ahead for Pierce Brown’s series. I’ll keep it updated as new information comes in…
Dark Age (Red Rising Book 5)
Due out: February 12, 2019
The fifth book in the Red Rising series and direct sequel to Iron Gold, Dark Age, was originally slated to arrive this Fall, however that date has been pushed back to February of next year. In addition to bringing back the original four POV characters, Mustang will also be a point of view this time around. That alone is worth the extra wait. Pre-order it here.
Barnes & Noble’s Exclusive Red Rising Edition
Due out: October 23, 2018
Currently available for preorder, Barnes & Noble is releasing an exclusive edition of the original Red Rising book, signed by Howler 1 himself, Pierce Brown. Barnes & Noble has it listed as a hardcover, and in addition to the House Mars cover, this exclusive edition will also include five black-and-white illustrations from French artist Magali Villeneuve, as well as a new preface from Pierce Brown and Institute House Sigil end pages.
Subterranean Press’s Edition of Golden Son
There are still copies available of Subterranean Press’s edition of Golden Son. The signed limited edition of the second book in the original Red Rising trilogy can be pre-ordered for $80 over at SubterraneanPress.com.
Series 2 of the Sons of Ares Comics
Due out: TBD
It’s been confirmed that we’re going to get more Sons of Ares comics. No other information is available on the continuation of the prequel series, apart from the fact that more are coming. Hopefully soon, because there’s certainly more story to be told about the start of the Rising.
Untitled (Red Rising Book 6)
Due out: TBD
There’s no title or release date for Red Rising Book 6, but we expect one more book to close out the new trilogy. I’m guessing early 2020 for the release. …And hopefully something less morbid than Dark Age for the title.
Shit will undoubtedly escalate.
The Red Rising TV Show
Red Rising was originally set to be a movie from Universal, however it’s since been moved to the small screen and is currently in the development stage. Making a TV show can be a complicated process, and a long one depending on where it’s hoping to land. So it’s no surprise that substantial updates have been few and far between.
We don’t yet know exactly where the Red Rising TV series may end up, but Brown has said it’ll be a streaming service (Eg. Amazon, Apple, etc.) and that he’s working with a director to get it off the ground. He also recently stated that we’d be hearing an update on it soon, and that the budget is expected to be big. Beyond that, we’re still waiting for word on who’s lined up to be its showrunner. And of course, we’re anticipating the inevitable casting frenzy that will surely ensue if/when this project moves forward.
Pierce Brown Signings and Appearances
Pierce Brown recently attended New York Comic-Con for multiple autograph signings and a ticketed event. You can read all about the panel here. We’re hoping there will be a book tour and/or a release event ahead of Dark Age similar to HowlerFest, but there’s been no official word on either yet. We’ll post an update here if we hear any updates as February 2019 approaches.