George R.R Martin set to work on a new fantasy series

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The Game of Thrones creator is set to work as an executive producer for a new fantasy series optioned by HBO.

The new fantasy series will be based on the book ‘Who Fears Death’ written by Nigerian American author Nnedi Okorafor.

Martin is not going to be a showrunner and it is ‘doubtful’ he will write any episodes as he is busy working on his 6th book ‘Winds of Winter’ in the Game of Thrones series.

“I met Nnedi a few years ago, and I’m a great admirer of her work. She’s an exciting new talent in our field, with a unique voice,” he said.
“Even in this Golden Age of television drama, there’s nothing like WHO FEARS DEATH on the small screen at present, and if I can play a part, however small, in helping to bring this project to fruition, I’ll be thrilled”.
“Who Fears Death,” which was published in 2011, tells the story of Onyeswonu, a child born out of rape in post-apocalyptic Sudan who discovers she has magical superpowers.
The book won the World Fantasy Award for the best novel in 2011.

 

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