Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

George R R Martin Is Getting Another TV show

skin2.jpg

We know.

You wanted to see a George R R Martin headline containing the words "finishes" "book", probably with a big fat "FINALLY" thrown in there for good measure.

Well you're going to have to keep on waiting for that fateful day, in the meantime contenting yourself with news that another Martin novel is set for a TV series.

The Song of Ice and Fire author took to his live journal to announce that Cinemax, HBO's sister company, has taken on The Skin Trade - a "werewolf noir" (Martin's words) novella.

"The deal is closed, and Cinemax has ordered the pilot script," explained Martin. "This being Hollywood, of course, you never know where things will end..."

The Skin Trade follows small city private detective Randi Wade and her search for a brutal serial killer, who's been taking the skin of their victim. One of her pals reveals a startling secret (no points for guessing what), and Wade is dragged into a secret world of shapeshifting monsters and a grizzly underworld.

The award-winning novella has had a complex publishing history, having first appeared in the fifth edition of Night Vision - an annual horror anthology - alongside works by Dan Simmons and Stephen King. It's since been adapted for graphic novels and a comic book miniseries.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that any potential TV adaptation and script work won't drag Martin away from his typewriter, or the process of editing The Winds of Winter or A Dream of Spring.

He's not getting any younger...

[Via: Not A Blog]

(Image: Rex)


More


Related

Dusk Til Dawn.jpeg

The best titles new to Netflix this October

sherlock2.jpg

Mysteries Abound In The New Sherlock Victorian Special Trailer

2.jpg

George R R Martin Denies Game Of Thrones Movie Is In The Works

chrisevans1.jpg

Chris Evans May Go Solo on Top Gear

Daenerys-Targaryen-Season-4-daenerys-targaryen-37215647-4928-3280.jpg

Here's What Game Of Thrones Original First Choice Cast Looked Like

fire.jpg

The Best Streaming Boxes For Your TV

Comments

More

Sir David Attenborough opens up about health struggles

It is taking the 90-year-old longer to write his scripts

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

The Simpsons runs the rule over 100 days of President Trump

A hanging Sean Spicer, a warring White House & a depressed Marge

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

A point-by-point breakdown of the best worst moment in TV history

So bad it's good, but also really, really bad

by Tom Victor
25 Apr 2017

Those kids from the viral BBC interview have got their own TV show

Marion & James are hitting the small screen (again)

by Gary Ogden
25 Apr 2017

The League of Gentlemen is making a TV comeback

It's been confirmed by two of the writers

by Dave Fawbert
24 Apr 2017

These are the top 25 TV comedy put-downs of all time

At least according to 2,000 truly unimaginative votes, that is

by Tom Mendelsohn
19 Apr 2017

If you loved Making A Murderer, here's your new Netflix obsession

True Crime Gang represent

by Gary Ogden
18 Apr 2017

Watch Riz Ahmed absolutely destroy James Corden off in a rap battle

One of the stars of Rogue One turns out to be pretty handy with a microphone

by Tom Mendelsohn
18 Apr 2017

Dean Gaffney is coming back to Eastenders and that is great

He's probably set to "shake things up"

by Gary Ogden
18 Apr 2017

The first trailer for 'Orange is the New Black' season five is here

Season five will be in real time, over the course of just three days

by Emily Reynolds
11 Apr 2017