George RR Martin hyped up about making Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘extraordinary novel into an extraordinary television series’
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Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin is very ‘excited’ about working with Nigerian author Nnedi Okorafor on a television series of her novel Who Fears Death.
Okorafor announced that the series had been optioned by HBO in July, and the network officially closed the deals for the series this week.
The series is being made by Martin (executive producer), Okorafor, Michael Lombardo and Angela Mancuso, and the group have just added a scriptwriter : Selwyn Seyfu Hinds.
‘We all share the same goal: to make this extraordinary novel into an extraordinary television series,’ Martin wrote on his notoriously old-fashioned blog.
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) September 19, 2017
Martin continues of finding Hinds:
It was not an easy selection. We considered dozens of terrific writers, finally winnowed it down to half a dozen strong finalists, and interviewed each of them at length. I was not able to be in LA for the interviews myself, though I took part by phone… but executive producers Michael Lombardo and Angela Mancuso, our development executives from HBO, and of course Nnedi Okorafor were all in the room for every interview. All of us loved what Selwyn had to say about WHO FEARS DEATH, and how he would like to bring it to the screen. It’s a powerful book, but not an easy adaptation by any means… but we think we’ve found the right writer for the assignment.
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