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: July 30, 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 was pushed back to February 2019, and then later pushed back to July 9, 2019 and then delayed again (slightly) to July 30, 2019. 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.
Will there be a Dark Age audiobook?
Yes, the Dark Age audiobook is already available for preorder on Audible. Tim Gerard Reynolds is returning to voice Darrow, and it also looks like John Curless will return to voice the Ephraim’s chapters. However, based on Audible’s listing, Iron Gold narrators Julian Elfer and Aedin Moloney will not be back to voice Lysander and Lyria respectively. The three narrators listed in addition to Reynolds and Curless are Moira Quirk, James Langton and Rendah Heywood. Langton will presumably take over Lysander’s chapters, leaving Quirk and Heywood to voice either Mustang or Lyria.
Audible still has the length of the book listed as 13 hours and 15 minutes. It’s been that way for months and seems unlikely to be the accurate length. Thirteen hours and change is about ten hours shorter than Iron Gold‘s (23+ hours) audiobook. Heck, it’s 3 hours shorter than the first Red Rising audiobook (the shortest of all of the books in the series). Penguin Random House currently has Dark Age listed at a whopping 800 pages, so I’m thinking the audiobook will be somewhere in the 24-25 hour range? I’ll update with an actual number once Audible has new information.
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
Red Rising Book 6 doesn’t have a release date or a title, but we expect one more book to close out the new trilogy.
Iron Gold arrived in January of 2018, and Dark Age is set for a July 2019 release. So it stands to reason that we might expect Red Rising Book 6 to hit shelves sometime in 2020. That’s just speculation though, so we’ll see. It may take Pierce Brown a bit longer to wrap this new trilogy up. Maybe we’ll get something a bit less morbid sounding 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 announced the U.S. cities lined up for his Dark Age book tour, which begins at the end of the month. You can see the full schedule here.
Pierce Brown will also be appearing at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. He’s scheduled to appear on a few panels, including Del Rey’s panel on Saturday. No word yet on autograph signings, as that schedule has yet to be announced.
Subterranean Press Edition Of Morning Star
Released March 2019
Subterranean Press still has copies of their limited, numbered edition of Morning Star available for sale.
The signed/lettered edition was up for pre-order to those who purchased the signed/lettered edition of Golden Son. However, that has since sold out.
As of July 2019, Subterranean Press said their limited edition of Iron Gold is coming soon.
Barnes & Noble’s Exclusive Red Rising Edition
Released: October 23, 2018
Currently available for purchase, Barnes & Noble has released an exclusive edition of the original Red Rising book, signed by Howler 1 himself, Pierce Brown. This exclusive edition of Red Rising is hardcover and in addition to the House Mars cover, it also includes 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. The preface alone is well worth buying the book. Unsigned copies of Barnes & Noble’s exclusive edition of Red Rising can be purchased in stores and online. Signed copies are available online only, while supplies last.