George R.R. Martin may have another show in the works
Okay, okay, we know: Our first reaction to the news that George R.R. Martin is working on another show rather than, you know, WRITING GAME OF THRONES was also three seconds of blood-boiling rage.
(Another project, George R.R. Martin? Really? You got time for that?)
But, honestly, his next idea sounds really cool… and what’s a little more waiting for The Winds of Winter anyway?
According to The Verge, Universal Cable Productions is setting their sights on GRRM’s series Wild Cards.
Wild Cards is comprised of a series of anthologies edited by Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass and written by thirty different authors. Featuring shared-universe stories about metahumans coming to Earth, the twenty-two books (twenty-three as soon as High Stakes releases on August 23rd) tell stories of superheroes and survivors in hundreds of short stories. Martin’s got the full breakdown on his blog.
If you’re a ASOIAF book reader, you’ll be comforted to know that Martin is planning on being hands off — and if you’re a Wild Cards fan, you’ll be glad to know that co-creator Snodgrass is stepping up to the plate as one of the executive producers.
Hopefully, this means we’ll get the best of both worlds: new stories from the awesome George R.R. Martin and the endings to the tales we’re already totally obsessed with. But then again, GRRM also has this Skin Trade pilot in the works. So it still might be a while.