HBO Locks Up Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin For 2 More Years

George R. R. Martin

Looks like HBO plans on being in the George R.R. Martin business for at least a few more years. The pay cable network and the writer have inked a 2-year “overall” deal that would keep the creator of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy book series (from which HBO’s massively popular “Game of Thrones” is adapted from) with them on an exclusive basis.

Under the deal, Martin will continue in his role as a co-executive producer on “Game of Thrones”, which will include writing episodes of the series. He will also be developing and producing new series projects for the network.

“Game of Thrones”, meanwhile, returns with its third season this March 31st.

While this deal is great for Martin, it makes you wonder if this will mean he’ll be doing something other than finishing up those two final “A Song of Ice and Fire” books that have been in the works since “A Dance of Dragons” was released in 2011. “Dragons” took six years to write, following on 2005′s miserably awful “A Feast for Crows”.

“The Winds of Winter”, the sixth installment in the proposed 7-book series, is up next. As to when you can see it, or if this new deal with HBO (especially the development deal) will add a couple of more years to “Winter’s” writing, time will tell.

Via : Deadline



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I HATE THIS! RIP ASOIAF GRRM Will never write the end.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s worse for guys like me who only started reading the books last year. You guys are probably used to the half decades long delay between books. But I read all five books in a few months and now I gotta wait HALF A DECADE for the next one? Noooo!!!!!!

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        I never knew about the books until I read about the pilot episode being commissioned. Ordered the books online and finished them just before the series aired. Then bought ADWD and finished that as well. So no I’m not used to waiting.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          The show is okay, but it really does come across as a low-budget version of the books. I didn’t realize how much until their version of The Battle of Blackwater.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CQ3DSDQFNMPJSUCSL3PHDBI2ZY tom

    this show should never end or at least untill he dies