What the new series will be, we know not. But under a contract George R.R. Martin just signed with HBO, he’ll be doing one.
Under the “two-year overall deal,” writes Deadline,
Martin will continue as co-executive producer on Game Of Thrones, whose Season 3 premieres March 31. Additionally, he will develop and produce new series projects for the network.
Martin has some TV production experience, having served as producer, writer, and executive story consultant on the ’80s Beauty and the Beast series starring Linda Hamilton and a lion’ed up Ron Perlman. He also wrote some episodes of the ’80s reboot of The Twilight Zone in addition to penning two (excellent) episodes of Game of Thrones.
I can’t begin to imagine what this new series would be. And… look, don’t take this the wrong way, George. But I kind of hope you’re not involved in it all that much. Like, I want you to come up with the idea and work with a bunch of other greatly talented people to get the basic story and characters together, and then I want you to step away. You can drop by and write an episode every once in a while like you do with Game of Thrones.
Not that I don’t think you’d do a good job, George. Far from it. But I’d really like you to finish A Song of Ice and Fire before you die. I know I’m not alone here.
(via: The Wrap)