We don’t know a ton about House of the Dragon, HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel sequence, however we all know sufficient to get excited. That’s due in no small half to the standard of the expertise concerned. Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin pitched in, in fact, however don’t anticipate him to be concerned within the day-to-day operations. That process will fall to Miguel Sapochnik, the director behind basic Game of Thrones episodes like “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards”; and Ryan Condal, the author behind the sci-fi sequence Colony. Also within the room will probably be author Wes Tooker, playwright Claire Kiechel, and author’s assistant Ti Mikkel.
Now, it appears like one other author is becoming a member of the group…most likely. May I introduce David Anthony Durham, a historic fiction author who’s written novels set throughout the Punic Wars, within the antebellum United States, and one well-reviewed excessive fantasy sequence: the Acacia Trilogy. Obviously, a person of his skills can be helpful on a present in regards to the Targaryen Civil War often known as the Dance of the Dragons, which itself is predicated on a real-life interval of English historical past known as the Anarchy. Historical fiction authors to the entrance of the road.
A enjoyable FYI: David Anthony Durham can be the title of an tried assassin the FBI needed to catch so badly it provided a $10,000 reward for info resulting in his arrest…however we’re speaking in regards to the different one.
ANYWAY, the information about Durham — once more, that’s the writer, not the legal — got here from an article on the Wild Cards World official web site. Wild Cards, if you happen to’re unaware, is a superhero anthology sequence edited by George R.R. Martin. Different authors write completely different tales set on this world, and Martin compiles all of them right into a quantity; Wild Cards books have been popping out for years, and there’s even a Hulu sequence within the works.
Durham was one in every of these Wild Cards authors. The article is about how completely different Wild Cards authors have gone on to work on completely different TV exhibits in Hollywood, and Westeros.org factors to this intriguing half:
And different members of the [Wild Cards] Consortium have been blessed with these alternatives, together with David Anthony Durham on one of many GAME OF THRONES prequels, and Saladin Ahmed on FOUNDATION.
This article is written by Michael Cassutt, himself a member of the Wild Cards Consortium and somebody intimately concerned with the Hulu present. Now, it’s attainable that Cassutt was hinting at Durham at one time being concerned with the opposite Game of Thrones prequel sequence, the one set throughout the Age of Heroes that didn’t go ahead. But the Wild Cards article simply went up not too long ago and it appears odd to brag about Durham touchdown a cancelled gig. Plus, it’s simply extra enjoyable to consider who could possibly be engaged on House of the Dragon.
As for once we would possibly see the fruits of Durham’s labors, pencil it in for 2022 on the earliest.
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