‘Game of Thrones’ writer George R R Martin’s ‘The Skin Trade’ to get pilot adaptation

By: | Updated: October 18, 2015 8:29 PM

'Game of Thrones' writer George R R Martin's werewolf novella "The Skin Trade" may make it to TV screens, as Cinemax has ordered a pilot script for the same.

‘Game of Thrones’ writer George R R Martin’s werewolf novella “The Skin Trade” may make it to TV screens, as Cinemax has ordered a pilot script for the same.

The book revolves around a young detective investigating series of brutal murders in her town.

First published alongside Stephen Kingand and Dan Simmons the horror anthology “Night Visions 5”, the novel was written by Martin, 67, in 1980’s.

Kalinda Vazquez, who was co-executive producer of “Once Upon a Time”, will adapt GRRM’s work.

“I have always thought there was a TV series (or maybe a feature film) in Willie Flambeaux and Randi Wade,” Martin wrote, referencing the main characters.

“Those of you who know the story of Doorways, my ill-fated ABC pilot from the early ’90s, may even recall that it was Skin Trade that I was actually trying to sell back in 1991, when I flew out to LA for a round of pitch meetings. So we’re a few decades late,” the writer wrote on his blog.

The author said that Cinemax only ordered the pilot script, and that it is not sure if “The Skin Trade” would wind up on the air.

Referring to Vazquez as “not an easy choice” Martin said he liked her enthusiasm and is looking forward to work with her.

“Kalinda’s take on the story and the characters blew me away. She loves the story and the world, and really seems to get Willie and Randi, and her pitch to Cinemax was one of the most polished and professional I’ve ever heard. I love her enthusiasm, and look forward to working with her,” he said.

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