fans don’t liketo admit that winter coming.
The end of the series is near, but a new HBO show, based on the award-winning novel will comfort all of those looking to satisfy their post-void. Even better? George R.R. Martin is in the hot seat once again as the new show’s executive producer.
Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor took to Facebook to make a big announcement about the TV adaptation about her first adult novel,and it’ll certainly hook fantasy fans.
According to the post, she wrote,
I’m finally free to announce this: My World Fantasy Award winning novel has been optioned by HBO and is now in early development as a TV series with George R. R. Martin as executive producer. Note: This did not happen overnight. It’s been nearly 4 years coming.
Though has been a explosive asset to the fantasy genre, will be a win for diversity, as the show willfocus on an African setting and themes. (and the fantasy/sci-fi genre in general) have been criticized for being overwhelmingly white.
The novel, and in turn the show, is set in a post-apocalyptic Sudan facing a civil war and its main character,Onyesonwu, is a strong female lead with magical powers who must overcome the horrors she faces in society.
Though has been cause for excitement, another HBO project was most certainly not met with the same enthusiasm.
Thenetwork recently announcedthatGoT showrunnersDavid Benioff and D.B. Weisswill be part of a new project called, whichfocuses on an alternate universe where the Confederacysuccessfully seceded in the 1800s and slavery still exists.
Needless to say, people on Twitter were not having it.
Benioff and Weiss did address the controversy behind the possible new show, but it seems that is a direction more viewers feel comfortable with.
Take a look at the positive praise on Twitter.
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