George R.R. Martin Developing New HBO Series Captain Cosmos


George R.R. Martin

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that “Game of Trones” creator George R.R. Martin is developing a new series at HBO. Tentatively titled “Captain Cosmos,” the series is said to focus on a young sci-fi writer living at the dawn of the TV age in 1949 where he spends time writing stories that no one else would dare pen.

Still in early stages at HBO, “Eerie, Indiana” executive producer Michael Cassutt is writing the pilot script, having previously worked with Martin on the 1995 revival of “The Outer Limits.” Despite helping develop the idea, Martin is not expected to commit a lot of time to the series as he recently announced he would be canceling a number of appearances in order to finish the sixth novel in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.

Martin has had a long history in television working on the 1985 revival of “The Twilight Zone” and the 1987 “Beauty and the Beast” series starring Ron Perlman. The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” is set to premiere on April 12 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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