A little-known fact: George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” served as the inspiration for a niche HBO show called “Game of Thrones.” The television series ran for eight seasons, telling a complete, uncontroversial story.
In all seriousness, Martin has yet to tell a complete “Song of Ice and Fire” story, as the most recent book in the series (“A Dance with Dragons,” which the fifth season of “Game of Thrones” covered) was published in 2011. Since then, fans of Martin have eagerly — and somewhat impatiently — awaited the next book in the series, “The Winds of Winter.” And it seems like that it finally may be coming soon — possibly as soon as this year.
But as fans have noticed over the years, whether they like it or not, Martin hasn’t just been working on “The Winds of Winter.” He has plenty of irons in the metaphorical fire, especially since signing a five-year overall deal — in the mid-eight figures — with HBO this past March.
IndieWire has compiled a list of 14 other projects George R.R. Martin has on his plate, from confirmed series to projects at the earliest levels of development.