‘Game of Thrones’ season 3: George R.R. Martin lands development deal with HBO

Game of ThronesFor George R.R. Martin, it is apparently not enough to just have one enormously-successful show on HBO. Following the massive success of the A Song of Ice and Fire adaptation “Game of Thrones,” Deadline is reporting that Martin, along with the help of manager Vince Gerardis, has inked a new two-year development deal with the network to work on some future projects.

At the moment, there is really no word on what these future projects could be, but the fan reaction to this news in general over the course of the past 24 hours has been somewhat divided. Why? Many fans are simply wanting to see Martin spend his extra time wrapping up his famous book series, as there still are two editions that the 64-year old has yet to release.

From a personal standpoint, we still see this as a good thing. Martin may use this deal to help to kickstart a project like “Game of Thrones” based on some of his work that does not require him to be on the set most days, and it allows for him to see even more of his vision on the small screen. As you may know, the author has a history of working in television long before the start of this series on HBO, having written episodes of both “The Twilight Zone” and the original version of “Beauty and the Beast” back in the 1980s.

Marin is gearing up next for the launch of “Game of Thrones” season 3 on March 31, and as always he is responsible for writing one of the pivotal episodes of the season. (Last year, he took on the epic Battle of Blackwater.)

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