Who Fears Death? Not George R. R. Martin…

By July 11, 2017Adaptations, News

George R. R. Martin, author of the hit epic fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice, has put his name to a new television series based on the novel WHO FEARS DEATH  by  Nnedi Okorafor.

Martin will be involved in a small way as an executive producer, and has his hand in producing the pilot episode being filmed very soon.




Read Nnedi Okorafor’s novel before it is adapted for television: 

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Writing on his ‘Not A Blog‘ space on his website, Martin said:

“I am pleased and excited to confirm that much. I met Nnedi a few years ago, and I’m a great admirer of her work. She’s an exciting new talent in our field, with a unique voice. Even in this Golden Age of television drama, there’s nothing like WHO FEARS DEATH on the small screen at present, and if I can play a part, however small, in helping to bring this project to fruition, I’ll be thrilled.”

He added: “I will be an Executive Producer on WHO FEARS DEATH but I will not be the Executive Produce, i.e. the showrunner. That’s an important distinction. Should we move forward, there will be a number of Executive Producers, and probably some Co-Executive Producers and Supervising Producers and Producers as well. This is television.

I will not be writing the pilot script or adapting Nnedi’s novel, and it’s doubtful that I will write any episodes should we go to series. Look, I probably won’t be writing episodes of ANY television shows until WINDS OF WINTER is done and delivered, and that goes for the five GAME OF THRONES successor shows as well. Other writers will be scripting those pilots, and the same is true for WHO FEARS DEATH. Last week we spent most of an afternoon interviewing some great young talents, in hopes of finding the right person to script the pilot. I was part of that process, and Nnedi was too. No deal yet, but we may have an announcement soon.

It should be stressed that this project is still in its early stages. There’s a long road ahead. Pilot script, pilot order, series order. But the hope of everyone involved is that, by the end, we can produce something truly special.”




Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Adaptation of Trevor Noah’s Memoirs

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Oscar winner and Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s bestselling memoirs: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

After its release in 2016 Noah’s memoirs spent 26 weeks on the bestseller list and has won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards.

Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother, Patricia, an important figure during her son’s formative years. She was shot in the head by her partner, Noah’s stepfather, while returning from a church service in 2009, and thankfully survived.

Trevor Noah is producing the project through his production company Ark Angel Productions alongside Lupita Nyong’o and others.

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase Coming Soon

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Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back!

The Hexagonal Phase is arriving in 2018 on BBC Radio 4 for the 40th anniversary of the popular book/radio play/film/television series. The radio play is based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams, and adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs.

And Another Thing… was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate to mark the 30th anniversary of the first novel. It is set to include unpublished  material by Douglas Adams, sourced from notebooks full of Hitchiker’s notes that have been kept safe in the library at St. John’s College, Cambridge.

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Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed to be Adapted for Television Drama

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It’s announced this week that The Feed, a brand new sci-fi novel by Nick Clark Windo, is to be adapted into a high-end drama by Amazon and Virgin Media, who have won the rights to the adaptation.

The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.

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