HBO seemed to be dedicated to only having one ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel going into development but that no longer appears to be the case. Word has come that the studio is going to greenlight another series which will shine the spotlight on House Targaryen. This project was penned by “A Song of Ice and Fire” creator George R.R. Martin alongside Ryan Condal (‘Colony’). Unlike the first prequel, the show will only set 300 years before the events in ‘Game of Thrones’ and will show “the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.” While details have yet to be revealed, it sounds like the series could be based on what was included in last year’s ‘Fire & Blood’ book.
At this time, HBO had declined to comment on this news.
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This new prequel is said to be not a new project but a revision of the pitch by Bryan Cogman which is one of the five first prequels that HBO had been pitched in 2017. While Cogman confirmed that his idea wasn’t progressing back in April, it seems that these revisions may have been able to convince the studio that the idea was worth pursuing. It is unclear if the changes were pitched by Martin or if HBO wanted to still push forward on the idea and contacted the author directly.
In May, after Cogman’s idea had been shot down, Martin stated that “two other shows remain in the script stage, but are edging closer. What are they about? I cannot say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of Fire & Blood and come up with your own theories.”
This does seem to indicate that the two projects are directly related, but we’ll have to wait to find out more details.
For those who loved the dragons that we’ve already seen in ‘Game of Thrones’, this series would mean that we’d be getting a ton of them in all their CGI glory.
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