George R. R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon TV Adaptation Reportedly in the Works

Image copyright George R. R. Martin 1980

Whilst we’re still at least a year away from the conclusion of HBO‘s Game of Thrones, there are plenty more stories to come from the land of Westeros to keep fans satisfied.

George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire series, which is the basis for the hit show, will reportedly partner with Warner Bros. Animation Group to bring another of his fantasy series to life.

The studio is set to adapt Martin’s 1980 children’s story, The Ice Dragon.

Martin’s The Ice Dragon followed the adventures of a young girl named Adara, who, following the death of her mother, befriends an ice dragon. An invading army of dragons, who are hell-bent on global domination, enters Adara’s world. The invading dragons force Adara and her ice dragon to fight back.

Whilst all this may sound vaguely familiar to Game of Thrones, it should be noted that The Ice Dragon was actually released long before the first entry in the A Song of Ice and Fire series debuted. And, added to that, the two series are not interconnected, so don’t expect to see the Starks or Lannisters popping up anytime soon.

Naturally, interest in Martin’s works has been in hot demand following the runaway success of Game of Thrones. Aside from Warner Bros., Syfy has managed to secure the rights to the sci-fi horror, Nightflyers, set to debut later this year. And then, of course, there’s the rumoured prequel and sequel spin-off series that may or may not ever see the light of day.

-James, 04/06/2018

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