Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has been commissioned to develop a new sci-fi series for HBO, tentatively titled 'Captain Cosmos'.
He told Entertainment Weekly during an interview about upcoming Game of Thrones book, 'The Winds of Winter', that the concept for 'Captain Cosmos' is set"at the dawn of the age of TV in 1949, a visionary young writer creates a science fiction series that tells stories no one else will dare to tell."
Not based on any of his published work, it seems a switch for Martin, but he's previously been a writing consultant for 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Outer Limits', and 'Beauty and the Beast'. Michael Cassutt (Farscape, Stargate SG-1, Odyssey 5, Andromeda) will write the pilot episode.
This is great news for those who know what a talent he is, but it's also caused some Game of Thrones fans, especially fans of the books, who have already waited nearly five years for the next book in the series to worry. With talks now saying that the series will probably overtake the books series with some element of spoiling the end of the series, fans (myself included) hope that Martin won’t be spread too thinly, potentially jeopardising the quality of his other work.