The Hollywood Reporter has announced that George R.R. Martin, the creator behind Game of Thrones, has reportedly signed a new two-year deal with HBO. The new deal will allow Martin to remain as a co-executive producer on Game for the next two years, and he will reportedly also help develop new shows and projects for HBO.
Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, serves as the base material for HBO’s Emmy-winning hit program. He has been an executive producer on the TV adaptation from the beginning, alongside David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the only series on HBO that has higher ratings than Game is True Blood.
As a massive fan of both A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, I’m very pleased to hear this news. I have been enjoying ASOIAF more than anything since my boyhood days of Harry Potter, and I’m pleased to hear that he may help develop new projects. I’d love to see more of Martin’s work end up on HBO, particularly his decades-long Wild Cards series. With the superhero craze reaching a fever pitch, there’s no reason for HBO to not adapt it.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter