Writer George R. R. Martin, an agreement with the US network “HBO”, worth “tens of millions of dollars”, to develop new content.
The contract between the creator of the world of “Game of Thrones” and the channel is for a period of five years, and includes several projects, including what is adapted from his books.
The channel, based on Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire,” has achieved record viewing numbers around the world, and more than fifty Emmy Awards for its eight seasons between 2011 and 2019.
Currently, Martin is working on a new TV adaptation called “Dragon House”, which takes place three centuries before the original series, and is due to be released in 2022.
The specialized “Hollywood Reporter” magazine mentioned that the new decade includes the production of the story of the warrior queen Nimeria, who dominated for a thousand years before the events of the “Game of Thrones”, as well as an animated series whose features have not yet been defined, and other series.
The “Warner Media” group, which owns “HPO”, announced in a statement to Agence France-Presse that the author signed “a comprehensive contract with the aim of developing content for the channel’s account and the video service on the demand branching from it.”
The group confirmed in its statement that the writer will be part of a production team for two projects for which “HPO” is preparing, inspired by the fictional works of two other authors.
Martin is also involved in a project for “Netflix”, adapted from one of his first novels, “Kings of the Sand.”
This intense activity of the 72-year-old writer raises fears among fans of “The Song of Ice and Fire” that the literary series that began three decades ago has been overshadowed by the success of the television series.