George R.R. Martin Unveils First Look Photo For Sci-Fi Short ‘The Summer Machine’; Project Part Of New Anthology

EXCLUSIVE: Famed fantasy writer George R.R. Martin has unveiled the first still from the set of The Summer Machine, a short film that we’re told will be part of a new anthology series produced by Martin. Check the image out below.

Further details about the project are scant, but we’re told that it’s within the sci-fi genre, and that filming recently wrapped at an undisclosed location in New Mexico. Michael Cassutt (The Twilight Zone) directed from his own script, with Steve Graham (Z Nation), Elias Gallegos (Dark Winds), and Mark Steinig (Killer Kafe) producing alongside Martin for Fevre River Packet Company.

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Lensed by Alexander Yellen (Z Nation), the film stars Lina Esco (S.W.A.T.) and features Charles Martin Smith (American Graffiti) and Matt Frewer (Fear the Walking Dead) in supporting role.

In a statement on the project, Martin simply deadpanned, “Summer is coming” — in a nod to the famous warning “Winter is coming” from Game of Thrones.

Best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones, Martin more recently co-created the prequel series House of the Dragon, which returns for its second season on June 16. At present, he also has numerous other Thrones-related projects in development, including 10,000 Ships, 9 Voyages, and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.

George R.R. Martin on the set of 'The Summer Machine'
George R.R. Martin on the set of The Summer Machine

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