George R.R. Martin Inks a New, Five-Year Deal with HBO
It appears that the business relationship between George R.R. Martin and HBO has been extended. According to THR, the prolific author has signed a new, five-year deal with the television network. Per the report, the new contract is worth mid-eight figures. Martin will keep developing more content for HBO and HBO Max. So far, the agreement has been more than profitable for both parties, thanks to Game of Thrones‘ success. Martin has acquired world-wide fame after the fantasy series started airing on HBO while the television network earned its most-watched series of all time.
In the meantime, HBO is reportedly developing more content sprung from the pen of Martin. Besides the House of the Dragon, Tales of Dunk and Egg, and the GoT animated series, the television network is working on a spin-off of The Sea Snake, Lord Velaryon, one on the legendary Princess Nymeria, and another set in Flea Bottom, the notorious slum in King’s Landing.
Not that long time ago, Martin revealed that The House of the Dragon prequel series is “still flying along wonderfully.” In addition to the upcoming HBO projects, he is producing feature films from his stories Sandkings and The Ice Dragon, and The Lost Lands. He is also involved in the relaunch of the Wild Cards TV show and in bringing Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death to the small screen.
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