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George R. R. Martin Skin Trade

Turns out, A Song of Ice and Fire isn’t the only tune in George R. R. Martin‘s TV repertoire.

Cinemax has optioned the rights to The Skin Trade, Martin’s 1988 “offbeat ‘werewolf noir’ novella,” as he described it on his blog.

The potential drama series will center on collections agent Willie Flambeaux (who also happens to be a werewolf) and his friend, private investigator Randi Wade. Together, the two men discover a dark secret behind a series of grisly murders in their decaying industrial city.

The Game of Thrones scribe will executive-produce the pilot alongside Kalinda Vazquez (Once Upon a Time), who will write the script.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Conan O’Brien will film the Nov. 10 episode of his eponymous talk show in Armenia, making him the first American late-night host ever to do a show in the country.

* Donald Trump will sit down for an interview on Fox News Sunday on Oct. 18, Deadline reports. It will be his first appearance on the Chris Wallace-moderated program since announcing his presidential candidacy in June.

* Recent Dancing With the Stars contestant Gary Busey will appear alongside his son, Jake, in a Season 2 episode of From Dusk Till Dawn, El Rey announced Monday. He will guest-star on the penultimate installment (airing Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9/8c) as The Prospector, a determined and troubled miner.

* Netflix has released a trailer for W/ Bob & David, its original sketch-comedy series starring Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and David Cross (Arrested Development). Press PLAY below for a sneak peek at the four-episode laugher, which debuts on Nov. 13: