Game of Thrones season seven hasn’t even been released yet, but HBO and George RR Martin are well underway on working on their next project together.
According to Variety, the Song of Ice and Fire author is in talks to develop a TV series based on Nnedi Okorafor’s fantasy novel Who Fears Death for the US broadcaster, though sources add that the deal is not yet complete.
Okorafor first announced the news via social media, adding in her Facebook post that the project has been “four years in the making”:
The novel centres around Onyesonwu (Igbo for “who fears death”), the child of a woman who was raped by a man in post-apocalyptic Sudan. She is endowed with magical powers, which she must use to defeat her sorcerer father when she reaches maturity.
The New York Times Book Review called it “an ambitious, sprawling true science fiction novel that grapples with race and gender”.
Evidently, HBO and Martin are keen to strike while the iron is still hot, with the penultimate series of Game of Thrones – season seven which premieres on Sunday 16 July – still yet to air, and a 2019 air date for the final series still a possibility.
We’re rather excited to see what they come up with.
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres exclusively on 17th July on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV at 2am, repeated at 9pm on the same day