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HBO clearly knows when they have something - or someone - good on their hands. The network has reportedly inked a new deal with Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin, which will not only keep him around to co-executive produce the popular fantasy drama series for two more years, but will also allow him to work on other projects at the premium cable network.
According to THR, the Song of Ice and Fire series writer's new deal with HBO includes his participation with the series as co-executive producer on the TV adaptation of the series for two more years. He'll also develop and produce other projects for HBO. There's no mention of what those projects might be, but it could very well mean more fantasy series (or a TV movie, perhaps?) for the network, which certainly wouldn't be such a bad thing. Martin's ability to develop a story with a fascinating and complex ensemble of characters is one of the things that makes Game of Thrones so great, and that experience could certainly prove useful toward other projects.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, HBO released this video, which looks back at the series' second season and using Jon Snow's Night's Watch Oath as a voice-over.
Season 2 of Game of Thrones arrives on DVD/Blu-ray on February 19. That's a little more than a month ahead of the third season's premiere, which is set for March 31. Neither dates are all that far away, and now fans of Martin's work have cause to celebrate his further involvement at HBO, between Game of Thrones and whatever else he ends up developing for the network.