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George R.R. Martin is developing a new series for HBO

04.03.2015

Looks like George R.R. Martin is going to be raking in more of that sweet sweet HBO money; Entertainment Weekly spoke with the author who revealed that he has a new science-fiction project in the works at HBO. The series, called Captain Cosmos at the moment, is in the early stages of development with a pilot being written by Michael Cassutt, a writer and co-executive producer on SyFy's Z Nation. The project isn't expected to be a big time commitment on Martin's part, so those of you already angry that he has one more "distraction" from writing can simmer down. The author didn't offer much information on the potential series beyond the basic pitch:

At the dawn of the age of TV in 1949, a visionary young writer creates a science fiction series that tells stories no one else will dare to tell.

Based on that small snippet of information I'm certainly intrigued by the possibilities this could bring. The time-frame is a little early but I'm immediately envisioning an alternate reality in which Rod Sterling deals with otherworldly events and uses those experiences to fuel his stories for The Twilight Zone.

George R.R. Martin is currently hard at work on "The Winds of Winter", he's even cancelled several convention appearances and interviews to renew his focus. He's hoping to have the book on the shelves before the sixth season of Game of Thrones airs next spring; perhaps the news that the show will overtake the books lit a bit of a fire under him. Martin also teased that he recently came up with a big revealing twist for a long-time character that he had never previously considered:

This is going to drive your readers crazy, but I love it. I’m still weighing whether to go that direction or not. It’s a great twist. It’s easy to do things that are shocking or unexpected, but they have to grow out of characters. They have to grow out of situations. Otherwise, it’s just being shocking for being shocking. But this is something that seems very organic and natural, and I could see how it would happen. And with the various three, four characters involved… it all makes sense. But it’s nothing I’ve ever thought of before. And it’s nothing they can do in the show, because the show has already—on this particular character—made a couple decisions that will preclude it, where in my case I have not made those decisions.

Any guesses on who he might be talking about? Could be anyone I suppose. Personally I'm not too worried about the TV show overtaking the book series; I've always enjoyed them as two separate entities and would much rather George work at his own pace than plow forwards because of the demands of fans. Game of Thrones will return to HBO on April 12, 2015.

Source: EW

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7:30PM on 04/06/2015
An Extinction Level meteor is heading towards Westeros... the don't have any nukes or spaceships. Boom. The End.

Books done. Not so hard.
An Extinction Level meteor is heading towards Westeros... the don't have any nukes or spaceships. Boom. The End.

Books done. Not so hard.
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6:21PM on 04/06/2015

Wow

Some of the comments are just...wow. Crazy how people can be so harsh when at the same time wanting to see what his mind can create next. GRRM doesn't owe any of you anything. If he wants to do a coffee table book on throw pillows next he should. Do whatever the f you want George, it's your life.
Some of the comments are just...wow. Crazy how people can be so harsh when at the same time wanting to see what his mind can create next. GRRM doesn't owe any of you anything. If he wants to do a coffee table book on throw pillows next he should. Do whatever the f you want George, it's your life.
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9:56AM on 04/06/2015

is it me or...

Based on your picture, doesn't he looks like an older De Toro ?
Based on your picture, doesn't he looks like an older De Toro ?
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2:28PM on 04/05/2015
Well, let's see... there are two characters who were killed in the show that are alive in the books. It would be literally impossible for the show to address a twist it if it's them. Due to the aging up of certain characters, the show has portrayed them in ways divergent from the books, so it would be just very difficult to address if it's them. And then of course there are the character replacements, like Osha for Coldhands and etc, where you potentially could shift the twist onto them but
Well, let's see... there are two characters who were killed in the show that are alive in the books. It would be literally impossible for the show to address a twist it if it's them. Due to the aging up of certain characters, the show has portrayed them in ways divergent from the books, so it would be just very difficult to address if it's them. And then of course there are the character replacements, like Osha for Coldhands and etc, where you potentially could shift the twist onto them but it would be pretty difficult...hmm
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11:54PM on 04/04/2015
This guy is so damn frustrating. Says he's focusing on the books, declining interviews etc, and now he's developing a freaking show. Come on, man.
This guy is so damn frustrating. Says he's focusing on the books, declining interviews etc, and now he's developing a freaking show. Come on, man.
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8:56AM on 04/04/2015
He is in serious denial about his mortality.
He is in serious denial about his mortality.
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7:09AM on 04/04/2015

He will never finish...

Here's an idea, oh I don't know, maybe FINISH YOUR GODDAMN BOOK SERIES? I've made my peace that Game of Thrones will overtake his novels. But it's like throwing salt in a wound when he continually does anything other than finish his frakking books. I mean it's one thing if he was writing for the show all the time...but he's not. It's interviews here, conventions there, writing something other than what his fans are clamoring for. It's like the guy is going out of his way to NOT finish his
Here's an idea, oh I don't know, maybe FINISH YOUR GODDAMN BOOK SERIES? I've made my peace that Game of Thrones will overtake his novels. But it's like throwing salt in a wound when he continually does anything other than finish his frakking books. I mean it's one thing if he was writing for the show all the time...but he's not. It's interviews here, conventions there, writing something other than what his fans are clamoring for. It's like the guy is going out of his way to NOT finish his series. Yes, I'm well aware he's supposedly RECENTLY cancelled appearances and such but it's all a little too late. Don't forget this guy SWORE the show would never overtake him. And it's happened. It IS happening. Things in this season will not be entirely from his books. Pieces will be from stuff he hasn't written. It's obnoxious. And honestly, quite sad.
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5:19AM on 04/04/2015
Yah George has a love of ole timey SciFi which is great but yah finish already! I am getting blue balls here!

And he could be talking about Jamie, Brienne, or Varys as those characters have made major arc changes in the show that have not happened in the book. I am betting on Jamie myself.
Yah George has a love of ole timey SciFi which is great but yah finish already! I am getting blue balls here!

And he could be talking about Jamie, Brienne, or Varys as those characters have made major arc changes in the show that have not happened in the book. I am betting on Jamie myself.
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8:31PM on 04/03/2015
Shouldn't he be finishing writing Game of Thrones first?
Shouldn't he be finishing writing Game of Thrones first?
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9:42PM on 04/03/2015
Seriously wtf?
Seriously wtf?
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