'The Skin Trade' is a werewolf novella published by the ‘GOT’ author in 1989.
'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin has announced that his werewolf novella The Skin Trade has received a script order from network Cinemax. The story first appeared in the horror fiction compilation Dark Visions in 1989 and was hailed by critics as one of the best werewolf stories ever written.
George R.R. Martin has received a pilot order for series ‘The Skin Trade’.
Writing on his official blog, Martin said, “I am very excited to announce the Cinemax (HBO's sister company) has optioned the television rights to The Skin Trade, the offbeat werewolf noir novella I penned back in the late 80s. The deal is closed, and Cinemax has ordered the pilot script.”
With Ned's execution, two major battles, and the still-painful Red Wedding rounding off the penultimate episode of each 'Game of Thrones' series, "episode nine" has always been the one to watch out for. This year, the show took a darker, more personal twist.
HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' has been getting a lot of criticism this year for it's massively dramatic departures from the book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', upon which the show is based. While series creator George R. R. Martin stated on his official blog "there has seldom been any TV series as faithful to its source material" and reiterated how the show and the books are entirely separate stories, albeit with the same intended ending.
Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) falls victim to the ninth episode
That still doesn't excuse the sudden, unexpected (and rather brutal execution) of a young girl, in Sunday night's infamous Episode Nine 'The Dance of Dragons'. Written by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the episode saw Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) hounded by Ramsey Bolton's (Iwan Rheon) guerrilla tactics, and offering his daughter Shireen (Kerry Ingram) to the priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) as a sacrifice. Said sacrifice involved burning her alive to appease the Red God, with the hopes of turning their luck and winning him the Iron Throne once and for all.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Stuns Audiences With Season 5's Episode 9 [Spoilers]
There was a bit of an internet kerfuffle about what happened to fan favourite Sansa Stark on Sunday night's episode, and Martin waded in to explain it.
Following an online uproar in the wake of the latest episode of ‘Game Of Thrones’, the show’s creator George R. R. Martin has waded in to quell some fans’ dissatisfaction at the brutal fate of one of its key characters, Sansa Stark.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin said in a blog post that some fans had begun e-mailing him and leaving comments on his website expressing their outrage not only at Sansa’s altered storyline but also at HBO’s continuing divergence from the plot of Martin’s books, defending the network and saying the producers are “trying to make the best television series that they can”.
George R. R. Martin
'Game of Thrones' is infamous for killing off its characters, so without paying attention to the books (as the show seems to be doing) we looked at who we think is destined to go the way of dodo.
Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a horribly messy end in the last season, Prince Doran is trying his best to keep the peace in Dorne, and stop his people from seeking revenge against the Lannisters. It stands to reason, however, that his death would make give them a great reason to rise up and start a war.
Kit Harington in 'Game of Thrones'
Brienne/Podrick - Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have been giving us a good dose of the "two buddies traveling", following in the footsteps of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage ) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn), and Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann). The problem is, that each of those has come to a rather disastrous ending at some point, and the death of Brienne or Podrick seems likely - especially with what they seem to be getting themselves into.
Game of Thrones season 5 premieres today.
The first four episodes of the fifth season of Game Of Thrones have leaked online, ahead of the series premiere date of April 12. According to Mashable, the leaked episodes were made available on various torrent sites and appear to have been ripped from DVDs given to members of the press.
Game of Thrones season 5 premieres on HBO this weekend
Each of the episodes contain a digital watermark, which has been blurred out on the versions now circulating online.
Continue reading: Four New Episodes Of 'Game Of Thrones' Leak Online
'Game of Thrones' is the most pirated TV show.
The upcoming return of Game of Thrones has prompted a huge surge in internet piracy with fans downloading episodes of the HBO show at a rate of 100,000 times per day. Game of Thrones has seen an almost 50% year-on-year increase in the number of episodes illegally downloaded.
The Game of Thrones cast with original author George R.R Martin
The report into global illegal downloading, carried out by security firm Irdeto, found that more than 7 million Game of Thrones episodes from seasons one to four were downloaded between February 5 and April 6.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes Pirated 100,000 Times A Day
George R. R Martin is working on a new TV series.
George R.R Martin may be working on the sixth book in the Song of Ice and Fire saga though he's already turning attention to his next project. The writer is penning a new television series titled Captain Cosmos about "a visionary young writer [who] creates a science fiction series that tells stories no one else will dare to tell," according to Entertainment Weekly.
George R. R Martin has had massive success with Game of Thrones, though he's now working on Captain Cosmos
Martin inked a two-year development deal with HBO back in 2013 and has been working on Captain Cosmos while working on his next book, The Winds of Winter. The series is said to take place "at the dawn of the age of TV in 1949."
Continue reading: George R.R Martin Developing New TV Show 'Captain Cosmos'
George R.R. Martin has released a sample chapter from 'The Winds of Winter' from the viewpoint of Sansa Stark.
A new chapter from the upcoming Game Of Thrones novel, The Winds of Winter, has been released online by author George R.R. Martin. The excerpt was released on Thursday (2nd April) in advance of the premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
George R.R. Martin with some of the cast of Game of Thrones in 2013.
Back in 1993 Martin laid out his ideas for the fantasy series to his agent Ralph Vicinanza.
A letter written by ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin to his agent Ralph Vicinanza in 1993 has appeared online, after being photographed hanging in the offices of publisher HarperCollins. The letter shows some of the author’s original ideas for the series, as well as demonstrating how much Martin’s vision has changed over the years.
George R. R. Martin and the cast of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
The Guardian reports that the letter outlined the structure for the “the high fantasy novel” Martin had promised Vicinanza, as well as revealing details about significant characters. "When completed, this will be the first volume in what I see as an epic trilogy with the overall title, A Song of Ice and Fire," the author told his agent.
Continue reading: Read George R.R. Martin's Original Letter Pitching 'Game Of Thrones'
The actor's unexpected death and his contribution to the show will be respected by the producer.
Following actor JJ Murphy’s death on Monday, his character in Game of Thrones is still in question. The actor had just started filming as Ser Denys Mallister in the HBO series, when he collapsed and died on Friday. Mr. Murphy was 84.
JJ Murphy's role will not be re-cast for season 5.
With his theater background, Murphy was a great choice for the role calm, kind and courteous Ser Mallister. Murphy had been working on the Northern Irish theatre scene since the 1940s and was an active member of Equity, the British actors’ union and had worked for years at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. Murphy also played a village elder in the upcoming feature Dracula Untold and appeared in the CBBC series The Sparticle Mystery.
George R R Martin - George R. R. Martin author of the books turned hit TV series 'Game of thrones' seen here making an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Monday 11th August 2014