Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin, has announced a new television series based on the 1989 crime-drama novella, Skin Trade. The story revolves around Randi Wade, a private investigator, who unveils and searches through many spontaneous murders occurring around town, which are unknowingly masterminded behind her close friend and werewolf Willie Flambeaux. The novella was originally a part of the compilation novel, Dark Visions, written by Martin and praised horror authors such as Stephen King and Dan Simmons.
Cinemax, owned by HBO, recently acquired producing rights to Skin Trade, and is being produced by Kalinda Vasquez, producer for Prison Break and Once Upon a Time.
For Game of Thrones fans, Martin stated that he would not have a prominent role on production if the show gets picked up, so the production for upcoming seasons, and work on the new book will not be impacted or delayed. However, Martin will serve as executive producer. A pilot script has been made, and if Cinemax continues with the series, it will be completed and aired by mid-2017.