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Another George RR Martin fantasy tale is heading to tv screens

October 12th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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George RR Martin fans have reason to rejoice – he is having another of his novels turned into a TV series – and it’s another fantasy tale.

The Game of Thrones writer announced on his blog that his 1980s story The Skin Trade, which he originally wrote for horror anthology Night Vision 5, has had a script order from Cinemax.

Cinemax announced the show’s synopsis as: “A collections agent who happens to be a werewolf and his friend, a private investigator, discover a dark secret behind a series of grisly murders in their decaying industrial city.”

The series will be executive produced by Martin, Mark B Newbauer, Kalinda Vazquez, Vince Gerardis, Paul Sansone, Rich Angell and Lisandro Cruz.

Vazquez, who has previously worked on Prison Break and Once Upon A Time, will also write the script for the show in a decision that Martin has praised.

“Kalinda’s take on the story and the characters blew me away,” he wrote on his blog.

“She loves the story and the world, and really seems to get Willie and Randi, and her pitch to Cinemax was one of the most polished and professional I’ve ever heard. I love her enthusiasm, and look forward to working with her.”


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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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