‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Just Signed a Giant Deal with HBO

Winter may not be coming, but more shows from Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin certainly are.

The mastermind behind one of the biggest fantasy series of all time just struck a massive five-year deal with HBO. The agreement (which is in the mid-eight figures, according to The Hollywood Reporter) will include programming for the HBO network, as well as its streaming service, HBO Max.

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Prior to the jaw-dropping deal, Martin was already developing several projects. Five productions connected to the Game of Thrones universe have allegedly been pitched, but only one has been greenlit: House of the Dragon. The prequel series, which is based on Martin's book Fire & Blood, will premiere in 2022 and star Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith.

To top it off, the GoT creator has plenty of work to keep him busy outside of HBO. One of his older fantasy short stories, titled In the Lost Lands, is being turned into a film that will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil). Meanwhile, Martin's Wild Card book series is being developed into a show by the streaming service Peacock. Oh, and Martin is still writing the next novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series: The Winds of Winter.

Game of Thrones fans will surely be entertained for (at least) five years to come.

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...