This Week In Sci Fi TV: George R.R. Martin Developing Who Fears Death, Netflix Opens The Umbrella Academy, and More

Mr. Martin has yet another show in the works for television, but it will not be based on one of his own stories. He is in the process of adapting the award-winning sci fi / fantasy novel Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafo to series for HBO. Deadline Hollywood gives the following description of the book:

‘Who Fears Death’ is set in a fictionalized post-apocalyptic future version of Sudan, where the light-skinned Nuru oppress the dark-skinned Okeke. The protagonist, Onyesonwu (Igbo for “who fears death”), is an Ewu, the child of an Okeke woman raped by a Nuru man. On reaching maturity, she goes on a quest to defeat her sorcerous father Daib using her magical powers.

Okorafo has also written a prequel that came out in 2015 titled The Book of Phoenix. There is currently no timeline for when the series will make it to HBO’s schedule, and I am sure that many of Martin’s fans hope that he will prioritize the last two Song of Ice and Fire Books over this and some of his other new projects.

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Prior Week Columns:

July 7th: John Carpenter Developing Two TV Shows, Godzilla Anime, Teen Wolf Premiere Date, and More

June 30th: A Foundation TV Series in the Works, Sense8 Gets a Finale, First Trailer for The Inhumans, a New Tremors TV Show, and More

June 23rd: Star Trek: Discovery Gets a Launch Date, a Watchmen TV Series is in the Works, a Supernatural Spin-Off, New GoT Trailer, and More

June 16th: The Cylons Had No Plan, Nathan Fillion Joins Lemony Snicket, Black Mirror Heads to Print, and More