Cinemax is developing George RR Martin's werewolf novella Skin Trade

HBO-owned network Cinemax is positioning itself as a place for genre fans to discover new content. With the likes of Robert Kirkman's exorcism series Outcast already on its roster, we now bring you news of another major property headed to the small screen. Deadline reports the network has snapped up the rights to Skin Trade, a novella by Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

The story follows a private investigator named Randi Wade who teams up with her friend, collections agent Willie Flambeaux, to solve a "dark secret behind a series of grisly murders." Could the fact that Flambeaux also doubles as a werewolf have something to do with the blood-soaked crimes?

According to Martin, who took to his blog shortly after the news broke, attempts in the early nineties to serialise his story were -- at the time -- unsuccessful. But considering the show's executive producer and pilot writer Nina Vasquez carries quite a few hits to her name -- Once Upon A Time and Prison Break -- we can't imagine this lycanthrope tale won't make it to the small screen.