Game of Thrones followers have been unimpressed by the best way the collection ended – a lot in order that many have given up on the franchise altogether. However, George RR Martin is undeterred from making extra Hollywood spin-offs, with two motion pictures and a collection anticipated to come back sooner or later based mostly on different works of his. For followers his novels, nonetheless, this might imply yet one more delay to the sixth ebook of the A Song of Ice and Fire collection.
Posting on his web site in June, Martin confirmed there have been some main initiatives occurring, although a few of them have been pressured right into a standstill attributable to coronavirus.
He stated: “Hollywood has slowed to a crawl due to the pandemic, however The House of the Dragon remains to be flying alongside splendidly due to Ryan Condal and his writers, and the tireless Ti Mikkel.
“With my producer hat on, I’m nonetheless concerned in attempting to convey Nnedi Okorafor’s sensible Who Fears Death to the small display, and relaunch the Wild Cards television venture.
“We have function movies in improvement tailored from my tales Sandkings and The Ice Dragon and The Lost Lands, tv exhibits in improvement based mostly on works by Roger Zelazny and Tony Hillerman, there are the key shorts we’re doing that… effectively, no, if I spilled that, it wouldn’t be secret.”
Clearly he has so much on his plate with regards Hollywood, together with a collection based mostly on extra of his tales from Westeros and films based mostly on different works in his canon.
Sandkings and The Ice Dragon are set in several fictional worlds, with the previous set in his Thousand Worlds universe.
The Ice Dragon, in distinction, appears clearly to be linked to Westeros.
However Martin has claimed this isn’t the case, which means the youngsters’s tales are based mostly in a completely new place in Martin’s thoughts.
However, with so many initiatives on the go, it appears possible these will delay Martin’s progress on The Winds of Winter, as followers have been dreading.
Martin has spoken out about his progress, saying: “If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write.
“I’m spending lengthy hours day-after-day on The Winds of Winter and making regular progress.
“I completed a brand new chapter yesterday, one other one three days in the past, one other one the earlier week.
“But no, this doesn’t imply that the ebook will probably be completed tomorrow or revealed subsequent week. It’s going to be an enormous ebook, and I nonetheless have a protracted technique to go.”
Fans will concern he isn’t spending so long as he could possibly be on the ebook due to his different work, nonetheless he has tried to quell their fears in different posts to his web site.
He wrote: “And earlier than anybody begins to panic, ‘oh my god he is making videos in place of writing,’ OF COURSE I’m nonetheless engaged on Winds of Winter as effectively.
“That actually ought to go with out saying, but in some way I have to say it, or somebody may make silly assumptions…
“Just as a result of I don’t point out it in each Not A Blog doesn’t imply it isn’t occurring.”
Hopefully this can make followers really feel higher to know, regardless of his different initiatives, Martin is targeted on getting the ebook finished quickly.