Hopes raised among Game of Thrones Fans as R.R Martin signs new deal

Los Angeles, March 30 2021: Fantasy writer George R.R. Martin has signed a five-year deal with HBO, the studio confirmed on Monday. This means fans now have more Game of Thrones to look forward to including new adventures set among the dragons and warring families of Westeros.

The 72-year-old, whose book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” became the record-breaking TV phenomenon.

He is already working on “House of the Dragon” set 300 years earlier, which is expected to air next year.  The announcement did not specify what — if any — additional “Thrones” content would emerge from the deal.

The deal worth “mid-eight figures” dollars could include the saga of warrior queen Nymeria who reigned a millennium before “Thrones” takes place — provisionally entitled “10,000 Ships.”

Other projects reportedly in development include seafaring spin-off “9 Voyages” from the creators of popular TV historical drama “Rome,” and a gritty underworld tale set in Westeros capital King’s Landing called “Flea Bottom.”

Outside the “Thrones” universe, WarnerMedia’s statement confirmed Martin will executive produce two other HBO projects — “Who Fears Death” and “Roadmarks,” both adaptations of fantasy novels from other authors.

With Martin also involved in the Netflix film adaptation of his early short story “Sandkings,” the number of small-screen projects has raised concern among fans still impatiently waiting for the conclusion of his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.

It has been nearly a decade since the fifth installment of the seven-book series was published.

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