HBO presents Activity of Thrones author George R. R. Martin an 8-figure deal

George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Music of Ice and Fire ebook series that was turned into HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones, has signed a big new offer with HBO to make written content for the network and HBO Max, in accordance to The Hollywood Reporter. It is a five-yr offer value “mid-eight figures,” resources explained to THR.

Whilst Match of Thrones ended in 2019, HBO proprietor WarnerMedia has already declared a prequel collection, Residence of the Dragon, dependent on Martin’s 2019 ebook Fire and Blood. And there are five projects in progress based on the Recreation of Thrones universe, THR stories. Martin is also producing series for HBO centered on the novels Who Fears Demise and Roadmarks.

My worst concern, although, is that this massive new deal retains Martin from functioning on the sixth e-book in the A Tune of Ice and Fire e-book sequence, The Winds of Winter. The writer stated in February that he wrote “hundreds and hundreds of pages” of The Winds of Winter in 2020, which was the “best year” he’s experienced on the reserve. Fingers crossed he’s been trying to keep that momentum going. The past title in the seven-e-book series, A Dance with Dragons, was unveiled in July 2011.