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