Game of Thrones Author to Create New HBO Shows
George RR Martin signs two-year deal
By Kevin Spak,  Newser User
Posted Feb 6, 2013 3:40 PM CST
George RR Martin is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

(Newser) – HBO appears to be enjoying life in Westeros (even if nobody in Westeros ever does). The network has signed Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin to a new two-year deal that will see him not just work on the adaptation of his famous fantasy saga, but develop and produce new projects for the network as well, Deadline reports. It's not quite as strange a move for the novelist as it might seem; Martin has a history in television, with back-in-the-day credits on shows like Beauty and the Beast and Twilight Zone.