George R. R. Martin Is Working On Exciting New HBO Series
The ‘Game Of Thrones’ author stopped to chat with Angela Bishop on the Emmys red carpet.
While the final series of Game Of Thrones is set to air sometime next year -- the show's creator and writer George R. R. Martin has no plans of slowing down.
The fantasy author chatted to Angela Bishop on his way into the Emmy Awards auditorium and mentioned that he still has a few more books to add to the classic series.
"I mean Game of Thrones is ending but A Song Of Ice and Fire -- which is what the books are called -- still has a ways to go," he said.
Martin then introduced Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor -- who he is working with on an exciting new pilot for HBO.
"She wrote an incredible book called Who Fears Death, an African futurist book which we’re adapting to be the next big HBO fantasy, we hope," Martin told Bishop.
He said the pair have been collaborating on the project for about a year.
"And we’ve had a number of drafts in and we’re waiting for the green light to shoot the pilot and we’re very excited about that," Martin said.
"So that’ll keep me busy," he added.
Although, the author says he does manage to find time to unwind -- telling Bishop about some of his hobbies.
"I collect toy soldiers, I have a little movie theatre and I watch a lot of television," he said.
He's also a fan of travelling, mentioning he's been to Australia "many times".
"I gave a speech at the Sydney Opera House—that was pretty special," said Martin.
"And I don’t even sing opera!" he laughed.
The fantasy author is gunning for some more Emmy Awards for the hugely successful Game Of Thrones -- which is nominated in key categories including Outstanding Drama Series.
"We need some wins!," he told Bishop.
"We did win seven last week, so we need to do a few more, but I'm thrilled with that," he said of last week's Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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