George RR Martin teaming up with HBO for another Show based on Books!
It looks like George RR Martin is not settling with Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. He’s now teaming up with HBO for another TV show based on a book. However, this time it won’t be a story from Westeros or even Essos. In fact, it’ll be based on Roger Zelazny’s novel Roadmarks.
George RR Martin teaming up with HBO for another novel-based show
Deadline reported that George RR Martin will be an executive producer on the show, while Star Trek: Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez will be the showrunner. And the premise of this novel is something the likes of which have rarely been seen.
Published in 1979, Roadmarks follows a highway that allows riders to travel to a destination, through TIME! If they’re lucky enough to discover it, it allows you to travel to any place at any point in time. The highway allows people to discover the many mysteries of the world, both modern and ancient. But for some, this highway is the only way for them to survive. And it sounds like something right up in George RR Martin’s alley. Furthermore, he has emotional reasons too.
This is because he has known the writer Zelazny since the 70s. When Zelazny passed away in 1995, Martin even mentioned that he was kind and generous enough to lend Martin money when he was broke. And Martin was quite enthusiastic to be a part of this show. In his blog, he said:
My career in television started in 1985 when I adapted Roger Zelazny’s Last Defender of Camelot for The Twilight Zone. Roger was a friend, a mentor, and one of the greatest science fiction writers who ever lived. It was an honor to be able to bring his work to television. That is why I am so thrilled to be a part of adapting Roger’s novel Roadmarks for HBO. We have a great book, a great screenwriter in Kalinda Vasquez, and the makings of a wonderful, original show. I look forward to a long and thrilling journey.
Other than Martin, Vazquez also has incredible credits in Television, including Marvel’s Runaways, Once Upon A Time, Nikita, Human Target, and Prison Break.