Cinemax Options Rights to George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade

By Maryann Yin 

GRRM at 92YGeorge R.R. Martin announced that Cinemax has optioned the rights to The Skin Trade. Martin describes this novella as an “offbeat ‘werewolf noir'” story.

Here’s more from Martin’s blog post: “The deal is closed, and Cinemax has ordered the pilot script. This being Hollywood, of course, you never know where things will end… but if they like the script, we’ll shoot a pilot, and if they like that, hey, who knows, maybe we’ll get a series on the air.”

Martin revealed that Kalinda Vazquez has been brought on to write the script. He also confirmed that he will not be running the show or writing any scripts because he is preoccupied with finishing The Winds of Winter. (via Wall Street Journal)